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.
This guide examines social impact investing, exploring the potential size of the market and the opportunities that brings. It also looks at some of the challenges faced by this type of investment and therefore provides an objective view of the benefits and shortcomings of social impact investment.
Read the full guide on Social Impact Investing.
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) came into force in 1995. For many developing countries this required changes in their national intellectual property legislation particularly in the area of protection over plants and plant varieties
TRIPs in practice
Date: 25 September 2012
Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Weil, Gotshal and Manges, 110 Fetter Lane London EC4A 1AY
A4ID is delighted to welcome three expert speakers to lead a discussion on climate change-related loss and damage: how losses associated with climate change might be compensated and how vulnerable groups can mitigate their loss by insuring themselves against climate change-related harm.
The need for an Arms Trade TreatyA treaty is a formal agreement made between two or more countries or international organisations.
A4ID is seeking pro bono lawyers / Masters or PhD law students to help The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) compile a report on the international state of affairs regarding Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) legislation.
The report will cover the following countries: Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Bangladesh, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Russian Federation, St. Lucia, Tajikistan and Yemen.
In this presentation, Vinay Nair discusses the philosophy behind impact investing, and the work of the Acumen Fund.
Vinay Nair is on the business development team at the Acumen Fund. He is a former 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. at J.P. Morgan London, taking a sabbatical to work on microfinance and social enterprise, primarily in India.
In this presentation, Tim Wood of White & Case LLP discusses the legal assistance his firm provided Nexii when setting up the impact exchange. He also examines some general issues with impact firms looking for international investment.
Tim Wood is an associate in the firm’s Banking & Capital Markets Group in London, whose work includes giving advice on private equity vehicles targeting investments in less developing regions.
Strategic litigation is litigation with a particular purpose: to advance an agenda broader than one specific case, usually aimed at effecting systemic change. This can be either by setting legal precedent, or by drawing attention to the case as a method of highlighting perceived injustice.
This legal guide provides a short overview of what strategic litigation is, under what circumstances it might be appropriate to pursue it, and what must be considered before embarking on it.
The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) must contain the strong and unequivocal language of “shall” or “shall not” which makes clear the obligation to act or refrain from acting in specific ways. This is particularly important if certain types of transfers based on arms transfer criteria are to be prohibited, as this language clearly determines the content of the obligation. It is only then that strong and unequivocal obligations on States Parties will be created.
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