New technologies are bringing sweeping change to academic publishing. E-publishing is more than just a digital version of the familiar publication. In this seminar two experts will explain what the new publishing entails, and Leiden University Press will inform about how the ICT developments change publishers’ activities.
Irene Khan, Director-General of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), delivered the Van Vollenhoven Lecture 2013 "From the Rule of Law to a Culture of Justice: a Practitioner’s Challenge to Policy Thinkers"
On Friday 8 March, a delegation of the Indonesian Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, headed by Vice-Minister Dr Denny Indrayana, visited Leiden Law School. In the preceding week the delegation discussed possible accession of the Republic of Indonesia to the Treaty of Rome with various parties in The Hague.
In the fall of 2012, five Sandwich programme fellows visited the Van Vollenhoven Institute. The Sandwich programme enables PhD students from Indonesia to study at the Leiden Law Faculty for three months, to work on their dissertations and find sources at the Law Library and the special Van Vollenhoven collection.
Rikardo Simarmata defended his thesis: Indonesian Law and Reality in the Delta. A Socio-Legal Inquiry into Laws, Local Bureaucrats and Natural Resources Management in the Mahakam Delta, East Kalimantan.
From 10 to 12 October 2012, the JARAK program organized its second international workshop at the Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta. A group of 25 Indonesian, Dutch and Australian researchers and guest speakers discussed mid-term findings of the JARAK program.
7th EuroSEAS Conference: Call for papers for the panel "The Social Impact of Biofuel Policies: Experiences and Futures in South East Asia"
On 2-5 July 2013 the 7th EuroSEAS conference will take place in Lisboa, Portugal. The conveners of the panel invite to submit papers. Deadline for submission is 31 December 2012.
AMT Conference: 12 - 14 December 2012. Tom Ginsburg from the University of Chicago Law School is the conference keynote speaker. View the conference programme at asianstate2012.leiden.edu .
To discuss Indonesia’s Environmental Act, VVI organized a stakeholders workshop in Jakarta on 3 July, in cooperation with the Indonesian Centre for Environmental Law (ICEL). The workshop was held as part of the NWO-WOTRO funded research project ‘Legal Empowerment as a means to Development? A political-legal study of rights invocation by pollution victims in China and Indonesia’.
On 26 June the Peace Palace library held a screening of the award-winning documentary film ‘Justice for Sale’ produced by Ilse and Femke van Velzen. The documentary shows the failing legal system in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The documentary was introduced by Janine Ubink .
On Monday 11 June 2012, Léon Buskens accepted his professorship "Law and Culture in Muslim Societies" at Leiden University by delivering his inaugural lecture, entitled: "What is sharia? A plea for an anthropology of the ordinary". The lecture was given in Dutch. Time: 16.15 hrs. Location: Academy Building, Groot Auditorium (Rapenburg 73, Leiden).
Recently published: Fair Land Governance. How to Legalise Land Rights for Rural Development, edited by Jan Michiel Otto and André Hoekema
In this lecture professor Harding considers the implications of Asia's 21st-century rise for its legal systems and our approaches to studying them in the new situation we confront in the early 21st century.
Recently published: Delicate Debates on Islam: Policymakers and Academics Speaking with Each Other, edited by Jan Michiel Otto and Hannah Mason
This conference is organised by LANDac, IKV Pax Christi, African Studies Centre and the Van Vollenhoven Institute. The conference aims to discuss the contemporary challenges with regard to land governance and local livelihoods in the DRC, Burundi and Rwanda.
Tristam Moeliono will defend his thesis: Spatial Management in Indonesia: From Planning to Implementation. Cases from West Java and Bandung. A socio-legal study
Gustaaf Reering wil defend his thesis: Tenure security for Indonesia's urban poor. A socio-legal study on land, decentralisation and the rule of law in Bandung
On 25 November 2011 VVI hosted twenty Indonesian legislative drafters as part of a Nuffic-NESO course, organised by the Center for International Legal Cooperation (CILC).
Legal scholar and Africa specialist Janine Ubink (Van Vollenhoven Institute) received a VENI-grant from NWO for her innovative research into 'customary legal empowerment'. She will study the possibilities to enhance the functioning of customary justice systems for marginalized group members.
Recently published by the International Development Law Organization (IDLO): Customary Justice: Perspectives on Legal Empowerment, edited by Janine Ubink (VVI) and Thomas McInerney.