Unilag hosts conference on African economic law

By Godwin Dunia   |   28 April 2015   |   1:20 am  
Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola

The centre for Human Right, Faculty of Law, the University of Lagos will be hosting the third Biennial Conference of the African International Economic Law Network (AFIELN) and the Prince Claus Chair (PCC) roundtable on 29 and 30 of April 2015.

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN will deliver a keynote address at the programme, which will hold at the Nigerian Institute of Internatoinal Affairs (NIIA), Victoria Island, Lagos.

In a press briefing in anticipation of the conference, the Chairperson, Prince Claus Chair and Vice chairperson organizing planning committee Prof. Olajumoke Oduwole said the conference will attract academics, practitioners and policy-makers from Africa and the rest of the world.

The conference is expected to also expand the scope of research on the balance between the actual economic and development realities of African States and the legal paradigm under which African states operate.

The conference will also give opportunity for a multidisciplinary research approach in a way that it will give a wholistic understanding of the continent’s economic and development problems and also develop expertise from within the Africa that will create a momentum for sustainable economic development.

Part of the programme slated for the conference includes a ‘Roundtable’ on the Right to Development in Africa, which seeks to generate concrete and innovative recommendations regarding how the RTD can be optimized in Africa.

The renowned experts of Africa origin have accepted invitation to contribute ideas on how to implement the RTD. Most of the confirmed speakers for the conference include a professor  in the faculty of Law, university of Lagos,  Prof Ayo Atsenuwa, special Adviser to the CME/Minister of finance, Dr Kelechi Ohiri and others.

Part of the programme slated for the conference includes a ‘Roundtable’ on the Right to Development in Africa, which seeks to generate concrete and innovative recommendations regarding how the RTD can be optimized in Africa.



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