Ingram Colloquium on International Law and Development | Law

Ingram Colloquium on International Law and Development

Event date: 
25 October 2012
1:30pm to 5:30pm
Venue: 
Law Building, UNSW Kensington Campus
Topic: 
Beyond Rio: New Perspectives on Embracing Development

At the Rio+20 Conference held in June 2012, world leaders pledged to renew their commitment to sustainable development and to ensuring the promotion of an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future for our planet and for present and future generations. They recognised that poverty eradication, changing unsustainable and promoting sustainable patterns of consumption and production, and protecting and managing the natural resource base of economic and social development are the overarching objectives and essential elements for sustainable development, and pledged to strive for a world that is just, equitable and inclusive. The Colloquium will explore some of the challenges in finding just and equitable ways to assist developing countries to achieve the Rio+20 desired outcome.

Speakers include:
Shawkat Alam
, Macquarie University
Paul Govind, Macquarie University
Rowena Maguire, Queensland University of Technology
Sara Seck, University of Western Ontario
Karen Scott, University of Canterbury

The Ingram Colloquium provides an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas and to sharpen debate and enhance research on current issues of international law and development having special regard to the concerns of developing countries. The Colloquium is named after Mr James Ingram AO, former Australian diplomat and former Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Program.

The Colloquium is a joint initiative of the International Law and Policy Group and the Environmental Law Group in the Faculty of Law, UNSW

For enquiries, please contact Angela Sutton at a.sutton@unsw.edu.au

The Colloquium will be held in conjunction with the Joint Conference of the Australian New Zealand Society for International Law and the Asian Society for International Law. For information on that Conference see http://www.anzsil-asiansil2012.unsw.edu.au/home