Conference reflects on impact of socio-economic changes

MUSCAT: The Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) organised the first session of the Law, Economic and Social Transformations Conference under the auspices of Shaikh Abdulmalik bin Abdullah al Khalili, Minister of Justice. Dr Rashid bin Hamad al Balushi, Dean of the College of Law, said: “The conference seeks to discuss the challenges in relation to the development of laws to keep abreast of the socioeconomic changes in the Sultanate, and the role of international conventions and treaties in the fields of investment and foreign trade, in supporting the state’s economy and achieving development in society, in addition to highlighting the role of economic analysis of the law in ensuring that the law is in line with the socioeconomic changes”.

He said that this conference reveals the effectiveness of the role of international organisations in the development and reform of national legislations, the settlement of economic disputes and the role of national and international legislations in dealing with illegal practices at the social and economic levels. He added that the conference includes 39 working papers from various colleges inside and outside the Sultanate that will be submitted in 8 sessions.

The conference will be accompanied by a multi-corners exhibition, including corners for the legal awareness group, the Royal Oman Police (ROP), Al Zahra College, Al Buraimi University College, Higher Judicial Institute, Capital Market Authority, Public authority of Consumer Protection, Beirut Library and the Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (SEZAD). The conference attracts specialists and persons interested in legal and judicial bodies, researchers and experts in the fields of law and economics, and academics from within and outside the SQU. — ONA