Michael Woolcock, Lead Social Scientist at the World Bank Research Group and lecturer at Harvard University, shares his thoughts on the importance of lawyers understanding the field of development and the ‘bigger picture’ underlying their pro bono work.
Chief Executive Yasmin Batliwala discusses the Sustainable Development Goals and calls on the legal industry to assist in achieving these in The Times Law Brief.
Yasmin Batliwala was invited to speak at the UN Global Forum on Business and Human Rights at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland this year.
A4ID’s Chief Executive, Yasmin Batliwala, will speak at the UN Global Forum on Business and Human Rights 2017 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on 28 November 2017.
A4ID has partnered with the premier regional Bar Association in East Africa, the East Africa Law Society (EALS) to run professional development workshops on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), which set out the international standards on businesses’ responsibility to respect human rights.
A4ID has partnered with EALS to run professional development workshops on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
In September 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by world leaders and came into force on 1 January 2016.
I am reflecting on this day while I am in India, at a time when the country has been provoked into thinking about women by the unlikely combination of a female British journalist and one of the gang of Delhi 2012 rapists.
In April 2013 over 1100 people lost their lives when a garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh. It wasn’t the first factory to collapse in Bangladesh. Only six months previously, 112 people lost their lives when the Tazreen factory caught fire.