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Workshop 7 Sustainable Development Goals: Sustainable, Safe and Resilient Urban Settlements: The Right to the City & Urban Inclusivity (19 October 2018)

When:Fr 19-10-2018 10:00 - 17:30
Where:Faculty of Law, University of Groningen

The Department of Transboundary Legal Studies, University of Groningen cordially invites you to participate in our seventh, full-day International Law for the Sustainable Development Goals Workshop. More information can be found below, along with information on submissions.

Planned Programme

9:45 – 10:15 Registration & Welcome Coffee
10:15 – 10:30 Opening by Prof. Marcel Brus, Department of Transboundary Legal Studies
10:30 – 12:15
Key Note Panel

SDGs, Cities and International Law: Setting the Scene
This panel includes presentations by representatives of key research
projects in the area of cities, international law and/or the SDGs

Prof. Janne Nijman (Asser Institute/UvA, Co-Chair of ILA Study Group on The Role of Cities in International Law)
Research Project: The Global City: The Role of Law then and Now
he Changing Role of Cities in International Law'

Prof. Barbara Oomen (University College Roosevelt/UU)
Research Project: Cities of Refuge: The Relevance of International Human Rights Law
' Cities of Refuge: How Local Authorities Lead in Refugee Reception and Integration'

Prof. Joost Herman (University of Groningen, Faculty of Arts)
Research Project: Preparedness and Resilience to Address Urban Vulnerabilities
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Preparedness, Resilience and Vulnerability in Urban Contexts'

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:15
Panel 1

The City in International Law: Questions of Multi-Level, Global and Transnational Governance
(chair: Prof. dr. Andrej Zwitter)

Miha Marchenko (Asser Institute/UvA), PhD Candidate Global Cities Project
Constructing the global-urban space beyond international legal structures

Annisa Wiharai (University of Groningen), Phd Candidate
New directions in localizing SDGs: The role of transnational city networks in Asia

Anna Berti Suman (Tilburg University) Phd Candidate
Citizen’s participation for healthy cities: the ‘right to the city’ in action through citizen sensing

14:25 – 15:40
Panel 2

The Right to Housing in Urban Settlements: Towards Urban Inclusivity
(chair: dr. Antenor Hallo de Wolf)

Dr. Ronan McDermott (University College Dublin, PRUV)
SDG Indicator 1.4.2 - Measuring tenure security in urban settings: challenges and opportunities for international legal mechanisms.

Folasade Abiodun, LLM (Law firm, Obafemi Adewale & Co., Nigeria)
Housing policy for the poor: towards achieving sustainable cities and communities in Nigeria based on the right to housing

Aji Bima Amriza Amalsyah (University College London)
Housing and settlements law-making and implementation at the local level: exploring intermediary organisations approaches in Jawa Barat, Indonesia.

15:40 – 16:00 Coffee Break (30 min)
16:00 – 17:20
Panel 3

Safe, Resilient and Sustainable Cities: Achieving Urban Disaster Resilience
(chair: Dr. Lottie Lane)

Laura Hofmann, Phd Candidate (Ruhr University Bochum/PRUV) & dr. Ronan McDermott (UCD/PRUV)
Protecting cultural heritage in vulnerable urban settings: international law responses for urban resilience

Dr. Karsten Schulz (University of Groningen, Campus Fryslân)
Implementing disaster risk management and climate adaptation in marginal urban spaces: an institutional perspective on the role of international law through empirical evidence from Ghana

Heribertus Jaka Tryana, LLM (Gadjah Mada University)
The role and function of community institutions for climate resilience city in Yogyakarta City, Indonesia

Erna Kusumawati, Phd Candidate and Marlies Hesselman, PhD Candidate (Univ. Groningen)
The international human rights responsibilities of local authorities’ for DRR and resilient city planning in light of SDGs, New Urban Agenda & Sendai Framework

17:20 – 17:30 Closing Remarks
17:30 – 18:30 Drinks

NB. The number of panels in the afternoon or the starting time of the workshop may change subject to the interest in the call and number of selected contributions.

Participation : Registration is appreciated (free). Open to LLM & PhD students.
To register and for questions about participation, contact lead-organisers for this workshop Marlies Hesselman and Erna Kusumawati at: tls

Call for Papers: This workshop has a running Call for Papers. The deadline to submit abstracts is 31 August 2018. Acceptance of submissions is communicated by 7 September 2018. Please see for more information the Call for Papers as published below.

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