International law

Juvenile Detention and Justice

Author(s): 
Professor Carolyn Hamilton
This presentation, given at our Socio-economic Rights Knowledge Group, considers the challenges of protecting children's rights within the criminal justice system.
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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.

 

CRC Complaints Mechanism: Access to justice for children

Author(s): 
Patrick Geary
This presentation, given at our Socio-economic Rights Knowledge Group, provides an overview of the new complaints mechanism attached to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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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.

 

Protecting Farmers' Rights Using Foreign and Domestic Laws

Author(s): 
Dr. Mike Adcock
This presentation, given at our Intellectual Property Knowledge Group, explores how international and domestic laws can protect farmers' rights in developing countries.
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 This presentation from Dr. Mike Adcock of Durham University explores how international and domestic laws can protect farmers' rights in developing countries.

Dr Mike Adcock is a Lecturer at the Durham Law School, Durham University where he lectures on Intellectual Property and Biotechnology and the relationship between science, law and bioethics.

Intellectual Property Rights Over Seeds in Developing Nations

Author(s): 
Teresa Anderson
This talk, given at our Intellectual Property Knowledge Group, looks at how intellectual property rights are affecting agriculture in the developing world

This talk from Teresa Anderson of The Gaia Foundation considers how intellectual property rights over varieties of seed used by farmers is affecting agriculture in the developing world.

Teresa Anderson is international advocacy officer for the African Biodiversity Network at the Gaia Foundation.

Arms Trade Treaty: Regulating the brokers

The global conventional arms trade is highly complex, involving states, companies and individuals across jurisdictions with contrasting laws and regulations.  To function it relies on the activities of arms brokers.  

Without strong provisions to regulate brokers, the Arms Trade TreatyA treaty is a formal agreement made between two or more countries or international organisations. (ATT) will be ineffective.  Unscrupulous brokers will continue to exploit loopholes and facilitate deals contrary to the aims of the proposed ATT.

An Introduction to Development Finance Institutions

Author(s): 
Rhianydd Griffith and Matthew Evans
Law firm: 
Reed Smith LLP
This legal guide outlines the operations of Development Finance Institutions, their purpose, and the challenges they face.
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.

Description:

A Development Finance Institution (DFI) is a body which seeks to plug the gaps in financial investment left by the private sector, with a view to fostering economic development within the countries in which they operate.  This legal guide provides an overview of the purpose of DFIs, how they go about fulfilling that purpose, the difficulties they encounter in doing so, their structure, and the metrics they use to measure the impact they have on developing economies.

Climate Change Liability

Author(s): 
Richard Lord QC
This presentation, given at our Climate Change Knowledge Group, looks at developments in climate change liability.
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In this presentation, Richard Lord QC considers the future development in climate change liability, and how the mere prospect of liability might shape the legal and political response to climate change.

Richard Lord is a commercial litigator with over twenty five years’ experience, particularly of international disputes in the Commercial Court and in arbitration. 

Human Rights and Climate Change

Author(s): 
Dr Stephen Humphreys
This presentation, given at our Climate Change Knowledge Group, looks at the role of international courts as a forum in which to demand climate change justice.
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In this presentation, Dr Stephen Humphreys explores how the landscape of litigation might change as a result of international courts being increasingly seen as a forum in which to demand climate change justice.

Dr Stephen Humphreys is a Lecturer in International Law at the London School of Economics.

The Arms Trade Treaty

Author(s): 
Dina Mahmoud
Date produced: 
10 July 2012
This legal guide provides an overview of the history, feasibility and scope of a potential international Arms Trade Treaty.
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.

Description:

The Arms Trade TreatyA treaty is a formal agreement made between two or more countries or international organisations. (ATT) refers to the legally binding international standards for the import, export, and transfer of conventional weapons, as established by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).  This legal guide outlines the origins of the ATT negotiations and discusses the potential for a realistic treaty, outlining its scope and proposed framework and considering the future development and outcome of current negotiations.

Children's rights: A guide to strategic litigation

Author(s): 
CRIN
This report considers the use of strategic litigation in advancing children's rights.

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.

 

 

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