[Discussion] The private side of transforming our world - UN sustainable development goals 2030 and the role of private international law

07 December 2022
  • Starts at: 14:00h
  • Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut and online
  • Address: R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
    2517 JN The Hague
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The Asser Institute and the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law will host a discussion on the seminal book ‘The Private Side of Transforming our World - UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the Role of Private International Law’ edited by Ralf Michaels, Verónica Ruiz Abou-Nigm and Hans van Loonand published in November 2021 by Intersentia.

This is the first volume to engage with the intersection between the SDGs and private international law.  The event will aim at debating the main questions raised by this volume and, more specifically, some of its chapters. It will start with a general introduction to the book and its ambition by the editors and will be followed by a discussion of two of the chapters, dedicated respectively to SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) and SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities).

14.00 Opening by Dr Antoine Duval, Asser Institute, and Prof Marta Pertegás, Maastricht University, Board member of the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law 

14.05. 14.30 – Why this book?  – Prof Verónica Ruiz Abou-Nigm, Edinburgh University (online) and Hans van Loon, Former Secretary General Hague Conference and Member of the Institut de droit international   

14.30 – 15.30 – SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation 

Chair: Antoine Duval, Asser Institute

  • Prof Richard Frimpong Oppong (author of the Chapter on SDG 6),  California Western School of Law, San Diego; Fellow Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (online).
  • Commentators:
    • Prof Liesbeth Enneking, Erasmus University Rotterdam
    • Dr Lucas Roorda, University of Utrecht

15.30 – 16.00 - Break

16.00 – 17.00 - SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Chair: Marta Pertegás, Maastricht University

  • Dr Klaas Hendrik Eller (author of the Chapter on SDG 11), University of Amsterdam
  • Commentator:
    • Dr Carlo M Colombo, Maastricht University
    • Dr Lucy Reimers, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (in writing)

17.00 – Reception