Saturday 25 January 2020 saw the launch of A4ID’s Law and Development Training Programme with the opening module: ‘Harnessing the Law to Eradicate Poverty’.
Farooq Ullah is one of the speakers of our 2019 Law & Development Training Programme. He will be delivering a session on ‘Environmental Law and Development, and SDG 17’ during the next module on ‘Sustainable Development’ (9 February 2019).
Water is essential for life, human dignity, and the health of people and planet. To rise to the challenge of delivering SDG 6, Peter Newborne, specialist researcher and consultant on water policies and programmes, first shares his thoughts on the issue of equitable access to water using a case study from Burkina Faso.
Then, in the following text, A4ID highlights how a project led by the Center for Water Security and Cooperation to build an online water law database for Africa, is contributing to strengthening legal infrastructure around SDG 6.
There are so many reasons to undertake legal pro bono, but a reason that is often overlooked is that pro bono makes business sense.
Koldo Casla, Research Associate at the Institute of Health & Society of Newcastle University and the Policy Director of Just Fair (@JustFairUK), shares his thoughts on the poverty and inequalities that still plague the United Kingdom. Achieving the objectives of the SDGs in terms of poverty (SDG 1) and inequalities (SDG 10) not only concerns developing countries but is also a challenge for our wealthy countries.
As this contribution shows, poverty and inequality are the products of policy decisions and constitute breaches of human rights. A4ID believe that the law and lawyers have a role to play to help redressing these injustices, both within the UK and abroad.
Ramin Daswani, Intern at A4ID, examines the potential for blockchain to benefit the international development sector.
Kevin Simmons, Villanova University, looks at the benefits of Benefit Corporations, a new form of corporate entity rising in the US.
Priya Shah, student at University of Warwick, examines the link between the UK’s Modern Slavery Act and SDG Target 8.7.
How can the legal community help meet the challenges of sustainable development? Expert guest blog by Farooq Ullah.
Why investors should care about business and human rights in the digital age. Expert guest blog by Isabel Ebert of University of St Gallen.