Prof. Margaret Satterthwaite, Prof. Sally Merry, and Legal Director Nikki Reisch to Present at “Indicators and the Ecology of Governance” Conference

On July 6-7, 2015, the Institute for International Law and Justice (IILJ) at New York University School of Law will convene a conference on indicators and the ecology of governance. This conference has three objectives: to take stock of and analyze key ideas from very recent work in the field; to bring together interested scholars and celebrate the launch of several recent books on indicators in global governance; and above all to explore promising directions in current and future research, with a particular focus on the dynamics or ecology of governance in which indicators are one of several competing technologies.

This conference builds on research by NYU Law faculty on the general phenomenon of global governance as well as in fields such as trafficking, rule of law and corruption. Much of this work takes place under the rubric of two ongoing projects of the Institute for International Law and Justice: Inter-Institutional Relations in Global Law and Governance, and Indicators as a Technology of Global Governance. For more information and relevant readings on both of these projects, please see www.iilj.org.

Contributions from CHRGJ include:

  • “Codifying Personal Integrity Rights: Law, Advocacy, and Standards‐Based

    Measures,” by Meg Satterthwaite

  • “Indicators and Power‐Knowledge Dynamics,” by Sally Engle Merry
  • “Data Gaps and Displacement: Shaping the Narrative About Extractive Industries and Development” by Nikki Reisch

The full conference agenda is available here.