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.
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.
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.
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.
An overview of amicus curiae briefs for NGOs and experts. The courtroom has often been seen as the battleground for key turning points in social development. Public interest litigation cases, often supported by amicus curiae briefs, are crucial tools in holding powerful actors to account and setting valuable legal precedent. Case law, in most jurisdictions, allows the courts to […]
An interview with Commissioner Jedidah Wakonyo Waruhiu of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights.
When Thursday, 11 February 2020 08:30 – 11:30 GMT Where Latham & Watkins LLP 99 Bishopsgate London EC2M 3XF Description Charities, other non-profits and social enterprises can inadvertently be targeted victims of money launderers and terrorist financiers. This risk is heightened in the international development and humanitarian relief sectors. However, with vigilance and through the [...]
A4ID partners win case against the Russian government for the failure to provide access to justice to survivors of domestic violence.
During September 2019, A4ID launched the first of a regular series of Global Development Legal Clinics* in partnership with Latham & Watkins LLP.
A4ID recently held two legal trainings on compliance issues that are currently very pertinent to the development sector: ‘Bribery and Corruption’ and ‘Sanctions, Risks and Compliance for NGOs’.