Rule of Law in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

The Rule of Law for Development Program (PROLAW)
Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Friday, February 1 - Saturday, February 2, 2019

John Felice Rome Center, Loyola University Chicago

co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law (ASIL)


Rule of law has become a central element of today’s international development agenda and has taken on an increasingly central role in the United Nations with the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), making rule of law a clear priority.

The 2030 Agenda “recognizes the need to build peaceful, just and inclusive societies that provide equal access to justice and that are based on respect for human rights (including the right to development), on effective rule of law and good governance at all levels and on transparent, effective and accountable institutions.”

Following the third year of implementation of the 2030 Agenda, we have an opportunity to reflect on experience to date, identify shortcomings, and recognize successes that may be replicated or scaled. The organizers hope that the outcomes of the conference may inform the planned seventh UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) which will take place under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in July 2019.

Please see our Call for Papers for more details.



Persons wishing to attend are requested to complete the registration form at the below link.  There are no fees for attendance. For more information, contact prolaw@luc.edu.


*Registration is mandatory for all participants not presenting.


The Conference will be held at Loyola University Chicago’s John Felice Rome Center, Via Massimi 114A, 00136 Rome, Italy.