Readers of the Information and Law Policy Centre blog are invited to participate in the second, full-day International Law for the Sustainable Development Goals Workshop at the Department of International Law, University of Groningen, NL.

Our aim with the second track of this one-day Workshop is to explore the right to science’s potential value in the context of technology & knowledge transfer and sustainable development. More specifically, we aim to discuss the role of the right to science as (a) a means to implement the SDGs and related human rights; (b) an enabler of international cooperation regarding technology and knowledge sharing; and (c) a stand-alone human right and the respective obligations of States in enhancing systemic policy and institutional coherence and informing policy development and coordination.

Please find the the detailed Call for Papers available here.

We invite abstract proposals from interested scholars from all disciplines. Proposals should not exceed 500 words in length. Please send your proposals as an attachment to Marlies Hesselman ( for Track 1 and to Mando Rachovitsa ( for Track 2. The deadline for abstracts is 15 September 2017. All proposals will undergo peer review and notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 20 September 2017.

Draft papers are expected to be delivered by the 15 November 2017 for circulation among participants. We plan to pursue the publication of a special issue as a result of this Workshop.

The Workshop is scheduled to take place on the 24th November 2017 at the University of Groningen and it is part of the 2017-2018 Workshop Series “International Law for the Sustainable Development Goals”.