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Firm contacts: Gill Baxter and Sharon Katz
The cost of drugs can prevent many people from accessing healthcare. Work by our legal partners for MSF led to patent agreements which will help ensure drugs are available for the developing world.
A4ID’s CEO spoke at Tokyo Annual Conference of the 2014 International Bar Association.
It is inevitable that disasters do happen. But new work by our legal partners considers how the law can be used to ensure that the international response is as swift and effective as possible.
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.
Russia’s anti-gay laws have received global criticism in the run up to the Winter Olympics in Sochi. There have been worldwide demonstrations about laws such as Russia’s ban on ‘non-traditional’ sexuality: which has been viewed as an attack on gay rights. As a result of this law it is now illegal to provide information about homosexuality to under 18 year olds.
UK lawyers working through international pro bono charity Advocates for International Development (A4ID) have provided vital assistance to a Cambodian human rights charity working to provide legal protection to LGBT people in the country.
In many communities, lack of access to credit can prevent people from making a living. But our legal partners have worked with Oxfam, local banks and farmers to help them grow their businesses.
This legal guide introduces the concept of establishing robust and independent institutions that respect the principles of the separation of powers and the rule of law, and considers its application in the Kingdom of Cambodia. The Separation of Powers and the Rule of Law