One of the major sources of comparative advantage of CALR is that it takes a holistic view of the legal complex processes that affect human security and development. This is in line with the Centre’s Constitution, which stipulates that its work should be problem-oriented. The Centre’s teaching and capacity development entails the development of individual, group and institutional capabilities for self-sustained legal learning, for the generation of new knowledge, accumulation of knowledge, or for the implementation of development activities. These capacities are crucial to development efforts. The Centre aims at a multiplier effect by focusing on training the trainers targeting research leaders, civil servants and policy and decision makers while at the same time generating new knowledge on the most pressing issues.
The Centre is a community of scholars engaged in research, training and the dissemination of knowledge. It offers tailor-made and ‘demand drive’ training programmes of short duration on various areas of law and development. The Centre ensures that its training programmes are of the highest quality and relevance. This entails giving attention to quality of the content and process of the training programmes.
Public Lectures and Seminar Series
The Centre also hosts public lectures and a series of seminars on topical issues affecting the country and the region. This provides a platform for research fellows based at the Centre to present their current research outputs as well as allowing outside researchers to present their papers.