Category Archives: SDG
Trapping the Illegal Wildlife Traffickers
The illegal wildlife trade is a multi-billion dollar business that threatens our biodiversity, endangered species and local livelihoods. At the heart of its combat strategy has to be the legal sector with a joint effort to strengthen weak criminal justice systems and connect the global law enforcement. The scenic drive from hectic Accra, Ghana’s bustling […]
Establishing the World’s First Free of Cost International School for Refugee Children in Kenya
In September 2020, A4ID was contacted by its development partner Still I Rise, to assist in brokering pro bono legal advice to support the establishment of the international school. A4ID evaluated the project and its requirements, bringing in Jackson Kamenju of Njoroge Regeru & Co in Kenya.
Facilitating the Ratification of a Pan-African Medical Regulatory Body
In a ground-breaking proposal to form a health regulatory body spanning the entire continent of Africa, the AMA Treaty was officially adopted in 2018. However, without the proper ratification of this treaty, the African Medicines Agency (AMA) was left unable to act in its position as a continent-wide specialist health agency. In December 2020, A4ID was contacted by International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO), to assist in brokering pro bono legal advice to support the ratification of the AMA Treaty.
Establishing the First Ethiopian Environmental Tribunal
A4ID’s legal partners collaborate to create a world class, specialist environmental court of law that is adapted to the local Ethiopian context.
Gender Discrimination at Work: Global Litigation Trends
Gender discrimination at work has recently been raised in the global public consciousness. From the #MeToo movement instigating Harvey Weinstein’s conviction earlier this year, to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic highlighting how women are disproportionately exposed to the virus due to their places of work. Within the legal sector, the Law Society of England and Wales […]
Promoting Responsible Business Practices in East Africa: The Role of In-House Counsel
As part of its Responsible Business Programme, A4ID in partnership with EALS (East Africa Law Society) is organising a series of webinars that aims at building the capacity of lawyers in East Africa to support businesses in upholding responsible business practices. Working in collaboration with national bar associations, global leading law firms and other stakeholders from East Africa, A4ID seeks to create awareness among commercial lawyers and in-house counsel on the international legal framework they can rely on.
Asia Pro Bono Virtual Conference And Access to Justice Exchange
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to bring challenges to justice around the world, an event that took place, despite challenges is the Asia Pro Bono Conference in September 2020. Now in its ninth year the Conference launched as the Inaugural Asia Pro Bono Virtual Conference (APBVC) and Access to Justice Exchange. The Conference hosted 40 sessions across a vast variety of topics including the immigrant crisis, the state of vulnerable populations, xenophobia, human rights and labour laws. The 5-day Conference was attended by over 1,000 people, with more than 212,000 individual session accesses through social media.
Negotiating Commercial Property Rights and Lease Payments During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges for charity and non-profit landlords and tenants within the UK. The restrictions implemented by the UK government’s lockdown have had a widespread impact on revenue streams, particularly those generated through public donations and fundraisers, resulting in many tenants seeking to agree some sort of financial relief from landlords. The following update offers guidance for both third sector tenants and landlords during these uncertain times.
5 reasons for Development Organisations to participate in A4ID’s Legal Clinic
A4ID’s Legal Clinic provides an opportunity for NGOs, international development charities, and social enterprises working in human rights or international development to discuss any legal questions or areas of potential concern with a dedicated team of lawyers from our key Legal Partners.
The Rule of Law in Health Crises: Protecting Individual Freedom during the COVID-19 Pandemic
On 17 September, Advocates for International Development (A4ID), the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and the University of Edinburgh Global Health Academy jointly delivered a high-level virtual event to highlight the close links between authorities’ responses to health crises and the rule of law.