Date: 25 September 2012
Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Weil, Gotshal and Manges, 110 Fetter Lane London EC4A 1AY
A4ID is delighted to welcome three expert speakers to lead a discussion on climate change-related loss and damage: how losses associated with climate change might be compensated and how vulnerable groups can mitigate their loss by insuring themselves against climate change-related harm.
The need for an Arms Trade TreatyA treaty is a formal agreement made between two or more countries or international organisations.
A4ID is seeking pro bono lawyers / Masters or PhD law students to help The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) compile a report on the international state of affairs regarding Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) legislation.
The report will cover the following countries: Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Bangladesh, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Russian Federation, St. Lucia, Tajikistan and Yemen.
Strategic litigation is litigation with a particular purpose: to advance an agenda broader than one specific case, usually aimed at effecting systemic change. This can be either by setting legal precedent, or by drawing attention to the case as a method of highlighting perceived injustice.
This legal guide provides a short overview of what strategic litigation is, under what circumstances it might be appropriate to pursue it, and what must be considered before embarking on it.
The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) must contain the strong and unequivocal language of “shall” or “shall not” which makes clear the obligation to act or refrain from acting in specific ways. This is particularly important if certain types of transfers based on arms transfer criteria are to be prohibited, as this language clearly determines the content of the obligation. It is only then that strong and unequivocal obligations on States Parties will be created.
In this presentation, Ashley Dunford of Save the Children discusses the current state of child rights in the developing world, what we can do to promote them further and why this is important for child survival.
Ashley Dunford is a policy advisor for child survival at Save the Children UK focusing on issues relating to legislative and policy frameworks for child survival, with a particular focus on the right to health.
This presentation from Professor Carolyn Hamilton of the Coram Children’s Legal Centre considers the issue of juvenile detention and access to justice in the context of the implementation of the UN ConventionConventions are international agreements formed between states to create a universal set of rules and procedures. on the Rights of the Child.
Carolyn is DirectorA director is responsible for the day-to-day management of a company. Directors are also primarily responsible for the company’s business plan. of International Programmes and Research at the Coram Children’s Legal Centre, a charity specialising in law and policy affecting children and young people.
This presentation from Patrick Geary of the Child Rights International Network (CRIN) tackles the new complaints mechanism attached to the CRC.
Patrick is a legal consultant for the Child Rights International Network (CRIN), a global network for children's rights. CRIN monitors children’s rights globally and campaigns for social and legal change through the UN mechanisms.
The global conventional arms trade is highly complex, involving states, companies and individuals across jurisdictions with contrasting laws and regulations. To function it relies on the activities of arms brokers.
Without strong provisions to regulate brokers, the Arms Trade TreatyA treaty is a formal agreement made between two or more countries or international organisations. (ATT) will be ineffective. Unscrupulous brokers will continue to exploit loopholes and facilitate deals contrary to the aims of the proposed ATT.
A Development Finance Institution (DFI) is a body which seeks to plug the gaps in financial investment left by the private sector, with a view to fostering economic development within the countries in which they operate. This legal guide provides an overview of the purpose of DFIs, how they go about fulfilling that purpose, the difficulties they encounter in doing so, their structure, and the metrics they use to measure the impact they have on developing economies.
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