A4ID is continuing its work into the implementation of the new UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights by law firms following the release of its first report on this subject in November 2011.
The initial report made four recommendations for further action that A4ID is now undertaking with an external expert consultant, Corinne Lewis. The four strands of work are:
In this presentation Quentin Tannock from CambridgeIP considers the role of intellectual property and policy in the climate change debate. Quentin discusses alternative IP models that could both encourage investments in innovation and facilitate the transfer of low carbon technologies to the developing world.
Quentin Tannock is Chairman of CambridgeIP, a technology intelligence and technology strategy consultancy.
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.
Nick Flynn and Raj Bavishi assess challenges facing international climate change negotiations and the role of the legal community in supporting vulnerable countries as they negotiate the UN Process.
Date: Tuesday 22 May 2012
Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Herbert Smith LLP, Exchange House, 12 Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EG
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This legal guide offers an overview of the UN human rights system, including the treaties in which the international human rights are protected, the role of treaty bodies and the role of Charter-based bodies.
Read the full guide to An Overview of the United Nations human rights system.
This legal guide offers an overview of the key legislation related to the right to water and its implications to development, including practical challenges that NGOs may face and examples of the legislation’s usage by NGOs.
Read the full guide to Right to Water.
This report by Katherine Tyler from 9-12 Bell Yard and Rachel Chambers from Cloisters considers the methods available for regulating the behaviour of extractive organisations operating in weak governance zones, including the United Nations Guiding Principles and the OECD Guidelines, and emerging trends in the regulation of this sector.
This resource is in three parts. Click on the links below to listen to our three guest speakers.
Part 1: Katherine Tyler
Part 2: Rachel Chambers
Part 3: Joseph Croft
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