A4ID is keen to create the opportunity for students to contribute new perspectives and ideas towards the advancement of law in sustainable development. We aim to connect this next generation of development leaders to some of the most critical issues of our time. To highlight these areas, A4ID runs Knowledge Groups based on four core themes in sustainable development: Climate Change, Business and Human Rights, Rule of Law and Trade, Debt and Finance.
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goal to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere” understands that poverty is a result of many different factors.
A4ID explains why 2014’s Day of the Endangered Lawyer focusses on Colombia.
In her second guest post on understanding development definitions and statistics, Aderonke Gbadamosi reviews the internationally recognised measures of inequality.
Aderonke Gbadamosi compares different measures of development used by international institutions to answer the question ‘what does it mean to be a developing country?’
“I want to tell the world that we need peace – stop the war. We need to make sure children and women are protected. People who rape need to be arrested.” – Félicité, aged 13, who was raped in DRC.
The reciprocal relationship between development and realising human rights is perhaps nowhere better exemplified than by women’s rights.
Solomon Sacco is a Zimbabwean lawyer who works for Interights, a human rights litigation centre litigating on human rights cases. They take cases on economic, social and cultural rights (particularly rights to health and education), security and rule of law, and equality.
Having spent two weeks in the Lioness Mountains, Peter Smith turns the spotlight onto the developing justice system he encountered there.
Can lawyers do better than scientists at persuading the public of the importance of climate change? This question was put to me recently by a respected climatologist. A concern that science is typically ignored or distorted led him to wonder if a different perspective is required.