Water is essential for life, human dignity, and the health of people and planet. To rise to the challenge of delivering SDG 6, Peter Newborne, specialist researcher and consultant on water policies and programmes, first shares his thoughts on the issue of equitable access to water using a case study from Burkina Faso.
Then, in the following text, A4ID highlights how a project led by the Center for Water Security and Cooperation to build an online water law database for Africa, is contributing to strengthening legal infrastructure around SDG 6.
There are so many reasons to undertake legal pro bono, but a reason that is often overlooked is that pro bono makes business sense.
Koldo Casla, Research Associate at the Institute of Health & Society of Newcastle University and the Policy Director of Just Fair (@JustFairUK), shares his thoughts on the poverty and inequalities that still plague the United Kingdom. Achieving the objectives of the SDGs in terms of poverty (SDG 1) and inequalities (SDG 10) not only concerns developing countries but is also a challenge for our wealthy countries.
As this contribution shows, poverty and inequality are the products of policy decisions and constitute breaches of human rights. A4ID believe that the law and lawyers have a role to play to help redressing these injustices, both within the UK and abroad.
A4ID is pleased to announce a partial scholarship for self-funded applicants.
Contact usRegistrations are open! Our annual Law and Development Training Programme in London is attended by solicitors, barristers and development professionals and covers topics from responsible project financing to environmental law and tax justice. Why take this programme? The programme will equip lawyers with in depth understanding of how major issues on the development agenda [...]
When Tuesday, 24 April 2018 from 8.30 – 14.30 (BST) in London and 10:00 – 15:30 (CEST) in Brussels, Paris and Frankfurt. Where London: Mayer Brown International LLP, 201 Bishopgate, London, EC2M 3AF Brussels: Mayer Brown International LLP, Avenue des Arts 52, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium Frankfurt: Mayer Brown International LLP, Friedich-Ebert-Anlage 98, 60327, Frankfurt am Main, Germany Paris: Mayer Brown International LLP, [...]
A4ID is delighted to be working in partnership East Africa Law Society (EALS) to provide training and workshops on business and human rights for lawyers in Uganda and Tanzania. On this occasion Allen and Overy (A&O), are providing their expertise pro bono in delivering training in these workshops.
A4ID has partnered with the premier regional Bar Association in East Africa, the East Africa Law Society (EALS) to run professional development workshops on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), which set out the international standards on businesses’ responsibility to respect human rights.
A4ID has partnered with EALS to run professional development workshops on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
A4ID works with all its development partners to identify and scope their legal needs. The A4ID Online Legal Health Check is one tool we offer to help you consider your organisation’s legal needs, offering a quick and easy first assessment. It is free to access, can be completed in stages and by different people if [...]