Shale gas is being increasingly used as a source of natural gas, used largely across the US, with interest now spreading to the UK, China and other parts of the world. Formed in the gaps between shale formations, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is now used to catalyse shale gas production and produce larger quantities for commercial use.
This legal guide examines the nature and importance of microinsurance in protecting individuals and groups with low-incomes against specific risks, especially in relation to climate change related events. It discusses the wide range of microinsurance products that are available and addresses the key issues facing microinsurers.
Read the full guide to Fundamentals of microinsurance.
This legal guide offers general information for UK charities on the most common HR and employment law issues arising from the use of volunteers and interns and describes the practical steps charities can take when running volunteer or internship programmes. Guidance is provided on the national minimum wage (“NMW”), recruitment procedures, discrimination, insurance and health and safety.
A4ID is looking to recruit a consultant to help us take forward our work on the implementation by law firms of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
The individual will be responsible for preparing an A4ID report that includes:
Date: 28 March 2012
Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Ashurst LLP, 5 Appold St, London, EC2A 2HA
The socio-economics rights group is delighted to welcome Judith Bueno de Mesquita (The Human Rights Centre, University of Essex) and Solomon Sacco (INTERIGHTS) to speak at our first meeting of 2012 on enforcement of socio-economic rights through the courts.
This legal guide explains the structure and jurisdiction of the Court, followed by detailed description of the process of taking a case to the Court, from admissibility to procedure, remedies and other issues.
Read the full guide to Taking a Case to the European Court of Human Rights.
Following the March 2011 budget a new tax relief has been introduced by the UK government aimed to encourage charitable giving. Currently only 16 per cent of estates contain a charitable bequest, but it is hoped that this change to the law will increase that number.
From April 2012, when an individual leaves 10 per cent or more of their estate on their death to a charity the inheritance tax rate on the rest of the estate is reduced from 40 to 36 per cent.
A4ID is seeking pro bono lawyers and law students from a range of countries to assist the Environmental Mining Education Foundation (EMEF) in reviewing its new Mining Code.
The Environmental Mining Education Foundation (EMEF) is a not-for-profit organisation based in Canada providing technical and strategic advice to inform and empower communities affected by mineral development and to support efforts to protect their interests and those of future generations.
A4ID is supporting the World BankThe World Bank is a non-profit organization which focuses on achieving the Millennium Development Goals, seeking sustained development and the eradication of poverty. to find lawyers to work on its new global research project.
The aim is to increase FDI competiveness through better regulation, stimulating reforms that lead to a more business-conducive, transparent and secure environment for foreign investors.
A4ID is working with the World BankThe World Bank is a non-profit organization which focuses on achieving the Millennium Development Goals, seeking sustained development and the eradication of poverty. on its global research project, Doing Business and is looking for lawyers from all jurisdictions to contribute to the 2013 report.
Doing Business is a global project that aims to provide an objective overview of business laws and regulations by researching the types of business regulations most favourable to economic growth.
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