​The Law, Justice and Development (LJD) Week will take place from November 16-20, 2015 at the World Bank. LJD Week is an annual knowledge-sharing event co-organized by the World Bank’s Legal Vice-Presidency, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and the Legal Departments of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). It also involves the collaboration and participation of international partners of the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development (GFLJD). 

LJD Week brings together World Bank Group staff, senior officials from other international financial institutions, international development practitioners, government officials, lawyers, judges, scholars and representatives from civil society. 

This year, LJD Week will explore the role of Governance and the Law in the social and economic advancement of nations, with a focus on the value of law in producing sustainable development outcomes, in expressing justice, and in serving as a catalyst for justice from different perspectives. LJD Week 2015 will also explore topics related to the Middle East and North of Africa Region and to the World Bank Group and International Financial Institutions.

ICSID is organizing a special session on The Development and Impact of International Trade & Investment Agreements in the Middle East and North Africa, which will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. Further details are available here.

Registration is open and available here, with early registration in effect until October 31, 2015 (11:59pm EST) and late registration until November 6, 2015 (11:59pm EST).

When: November 16-20, 2015
Time: Varies by day (See the agenda for LJD Week 2015 here)
World Bank Headquarters
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

Language: English

Contact: LJD Week 2015 Team
[email protected]