This presentation from Dr. Mike Adcock of Durham University explores how international and domestic laws can protect farmers' rights in developing countries.
Dr Mike Adcock is a Lecturer at the Durham Law School, Durham University where he lectures on Intellectual Property and Biotechnology and the relationship between science, law and bioethics.
This talk from Teresa Anderson of The Gaia Foundation considers how intellectual property rights over varieties of seed used by farmers is affecting agriculture in the developing world.
Teresa Anderson is international advocacy officer for the African Biodiversity Network at the Gaia Foundation.
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.
In this presentation, Richard Lord QC considers the future development in climate change liability, and how the mere prospect of liability might shape the legal and political response to climate change.
Richard Lord is a commercial litigator with over twenty five years’ experience, particularly of international disputes in the Commercial Court and in arbitration.
In this presentation, Dr Stephen Humphreys explores how the landscape of litigation might change as a result of international courts being increasingly seen as a forum in which to demand climate change justice.
Dr Stephen Humphreys is a Lecturer in International Law at the London School of Economics.
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.
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