The Arms Trade TreatyA treaty is a formal agreement made between two or more countries or international organisations. (ATT) refers to the legally binding international standards for the import, export, and transfer of conventional weapons, as established by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). This legal guide outlines the origins of the ATT negotiations and discusses the potential for a realistic treaty, outlining its scope and proposed framework and considering the future development and outcome of current negotiations.
This report has been produced by the Child Rights Information Network to help those working toward the advancement of children's rights to understand what strategic litigation is, and to consider using the law in the courtroom as an option for effective advocacy. The report is aimed at legal and non-legal NGO staff and can be adapted to local settings and procedures.
Date: 17 July 2012
Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Venue: White & Case LLP, 5 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1DW
Impact investing aims to not only generate a financial return but also to support businesses that have social or environmental benefits, or both.
Date: 16 July 2012
Time:6.30pm - 8.00pm
Venue:CMS Cameron McKenna LLP,Mitre House,Mitre House,EC1A 4DD
In recent years significant progress has been made to reduce the number of children dying before their fifth birthday and increase the number of children attending primary school. However, these efforts will always be hampered if malnutrition during childhood means children can never fulfil their potential into adulthood, or if preliminary education is cut short by early marriage and child labour.
This report examines whether the government of Bangladesh has managed to ensure public participation in climate change matters.
It provides an overview of the climate change issue in Bangladesh, considering what steps, policies and laws the government of Bangladesh has taken to tackle climate change and the role of public participation in these steps. It also analyses the right of public participation under the Bangladesh Constitution and its application by the government of Bangladesh.
This legal guide provides an overview of international climate change initiatives, and provides a framework for those seeking to assist and encourage developing countries to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
Read the full guide to Climate change: Mitigation and Adaptation.
This legal guide highlights the obstacles to private equity investment in developing countries, including underdeveloped corporate governance procedures, civil unrest and political instability. It addresses the environmental and social impact of private equity and looks at the biggest challenge to successful private equity investment in developing countries: tax transparency and tax evasion.
Read the full guide to Private Equity in the Developing World.
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.
In this presentation, Professor Myles Allen considers the scientific basis for linking greenhouse emissions to climate change and examines how climate change evidence impacts on the legal principle of causation.
Professor Allen is Professor of Geosystem Science in the School of Geography & the Environment an Department of Physics, University of Oxford and Leader of the Environmental Change Institute Climate Research Programme.
Date: 26 June 2012
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Linklaters LLP, 1 Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8HQ
The IP group welcomes Teresa Anderson (The Gaia Foundation) and Dr Mike Adcock (Durham Law School, Durham University) to lead a discussion on how intellectual property rights over seeds in the developing world are changing the shape of agriculture.
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