International law

Age Equality

21 May 2014

Date: 21 May

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Exchange House, Primrose Street, EC2A 2EG London

 

What does demographic change mean for social and economic rights? 

Understanding international indices of inequality

 

Aderonke GbadamosiIn her second guest post on understanding development definitions and statistics, Aderonke Gbadamosi reviews the internationally recognised measures of inequality.

Inequality Indices

Defamation Guide

Author(s): 
Fiona Dreghorn and Miles Robinson
Law firm: 
Mayer Brown
Date produced: 
18 May 2013
Defamation is a tort which arises when defamatory material relating to an individual is publicly disclosed. This guide addresses the law of defamation in England as at February 2013.
Disclaimer: 
This publication provides general information and comments on the subject matter covered and is not a comprehensive treatment of the subject. It is not intended to provide legal advice, and readers should not rely on it but seek specific legal advice before taking any legal action with respect to the matters discussed.

 

Defamation is of the utmost importance to the developing world. It is an essential element of the "Article 8 vs Article 10" (Privacy vs Freedom of Speech) debate since defamation has the potential to clash with a person's right to freedom of expression, which can result in censorship or publishers dreading possible lawsuits. 

Click here to read the legal guide

 

WTO Dispute Resolution

Author(s): 
LAURA CARLISLE & PHOEBE SEERS
Law firm: 
BAKER MCKENZIE
Date produced: 
28 March 2013
This guide describes the process of resolving disputes between states at the World Trade Organisation
Disclaimer: 
This publication provides general information and comments on the subject matter covered and is not a comprehensive treatment of the subject. It is not intended to provide legal advice, and readers should not rely on it but seek specific legal advice before taking any legal action with respect to the matters discussed.

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20 March 2013

UPDATE:

This session proved to be the largest turnout to date for an A4ID Knowledge Group.

Many thanks to our speakers and attendees for such an engaging morning.

 

 

 

 


A4ID’s pro bono network tops 40,000 as major global firm becomes legal partner

Advocates for International Development (A4ID), the UK charity that brokers pro bono legal advice for the international development sector, has extended its global network of lawyers to more than 40,000 by entering into a new partnership with Latham & Watkins. The new partnership will take the total number of law firms that A4ID partners with to 45 worldwide and means that more lawyers than ever before will be available to offer legal support through A4ID to charities and organisations working to end world poverty.

Social Impact Investing: The Role of Lawyers, Pt. 2

Author(s): 
Rhianydd Griffith and Ranajoy Basu
Presentations given at a Responsible Business Knowledge Group event on the role of lawyers in social impact investing
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In this presentation, Rhianydd Griffith (Reed Smith LLP) and Ranajoy Basu (Reed Smith LLP) give a detailed overview of examples and the structure of impact investment funds and social impact bonds and highlight the many ways in which lawyers play an important advisory role at a number of stages in the life of the investment.

For more information on the event and speakers, please visit: http://a4id.org/event/role-lawyers-impact-investing

 

Social Impact Investing: The Role of Lawyers, Pt. 1

Author(s): 
Andy Lower and Michelle Peters
Presentations given at a Responsible Business Knowledge Group event on the role of lawyers in social impact investing
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In this presentation, Andy Lower (Executive 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 The Eleos Foundation) and Michelle Peters (Dechert LLP) provide an introduction to social impact investments and consider how they can be structured to ensure the minimisation of risk and effective use of funds.

Andy Lowers introduces the work of The Eleos Foundation in funding pro-poor social impact projects and Michelle Peters outlines the US-specific advice she provided The Eleos Foundation.

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