One way to eliminate poverty is through the formation and growth of local social enterprises, encouraging communities in developing countries to start sustainable businesses and create their own jobs. Hand in Hand work for economic and social empowerment by supporting this development of enterprises and jobs and the generation of higher incomes.
This report was released by the African Biodiversity Network, the Institute of Culture & Ecology and The Gaia Foundation.
The human right to an adequate standard of living frequently comes in to conflict with large-scale commercial projects intended for the public good, often involving the eviction and displacement of people. This guide looks at the effects of project development and its potential infringement on human rights, discussing the necessary practical considerations of developers and the management of compensation and resettlement for project-affected persons.
In this presentation, Ashley Dunford of Save the Children discusses the current state of child rights in the developing world, what we can do to promote them further and why this is important for child survival.
Ashley Dunford is a policy advisor for child survival at Save the Children UK focusing on issues relating to legislative and policy frameworks for child survival, with a particular focus on the right to health.
This presentation from Professor Carolyn Hamilton of the Coram Children’s Legal Centre considers the issue of juvenile detention and access to justice in the context of the implementation of the UN ConventionConventions are international agreements formed between states to create a universal set of rules and procedures. on the Rights of the Child.
Carolyn is DirectorA director is responsible for the day-to-day management of a company. Directors are also primarily responsible for the company’s business plan. of International Programmes and Research at the Coram Children’s Legal Centre, a charity specialising in law and policy affecting children and young people.
This presentation from Patrick Geary of the Child Rights International Network (CRIN) tackles the new complaints mechanism attached to the CRC.
Patrick is a legal consultant for the Child Rights International Network (CRIN), a global network for children's rights. CRIN monitors children’s rights globally and campaigns for social and legal change through the UN mechanisms.
This report has been produced by the Child Rights Information Network to help those working toward the advancement of children's rights to understand what strategic litigation is, and to consider using the law in the courtroom as an option for effective advocacy. The report is aimed at legal and non-legal NGO staff and can be adapted to local settings and procedures.
Date: 16 July 2012
Time:6.30pm - 8.00pm
Venue:CMS Cameron McKenna LLP,Mitre House,Mitre House,EC1A 4DD
In recent years significant progress has been made to reduce the number of children dying before their fifth birthday and increase the number of children attending primary school. However, these efforts will always be hampered if malnutrition during childhood means children can never fulfil their potential into adulthood, or if preliminary education is cut short by early marriage and child labour.
In presentation, Judith Bueno de Mesquita and Solomon Sacco consider the role of strategic litigation in advancing the protection of socio-economic rights and how this enhances international development efforts to provide, specifically, the right to health and the right to education in developing countries.
Judith Bueno de Mesquita is co-director of the course on economic, social and cultural rights, part of the LLM in International Human Rights Law, in the Department of Law, University of Essex.
Ten years ago the world’s leading chocolate manufacturers pledged that eliminate child trafficking from the cocoa industry in West Africa. But according to the charity Stop the Traffik very little progress has been made.
West Africa is the world’s largest cocoa growing region, with Cote d’Ivoire alone producing around 35 per cent of the world’s crop. Many children work in this industry, often on their families’ farms but in some cases in conditions akin to slavery.
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