International Seminar on Tourism Law, 18-19 May 2012, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.9 July 2012
The objective of the seminar was to acquire more insights into the way in which law, legal institutions and legal rules are affected by the phenomenon of tourism and how law, legal institutions and legal instruments can (positively or negatively) affect tourism. Tourism is an important source of income for a developing country like Indonesia and more particularly for the island of Bali. At the same time tourism provides economic development and large benefits, also to the Balinese; on the other hand there is equally a danger that unlimited touristic development may endanger rights of indigenous communities, such as by environmental pollution and a reduction of natural resources. The question hence arises to what extent legal institutions and legal instruments can play a role in promoting sustainable tourism.
Organisers: Faculty of Law of the University Udayana (UNUD), Maastricht European Institute for Transnational Legal Research (METRO), the Rotterdam Institute for Law and Economics (RILE). The seminar takes place within the NPT Nuffic Project IDN 223 supported by the Maastricht University Centre for International Cooperation in Academic Development (MUNDO).