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A4ID Law & Development Training Programme 2019

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The University of Law - London Moorgate

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Advocates for International Development (A4ID)

A4ID is a global charity that believes the law can, and should, be used more effectively to eradicate global poverty. We work to use the law and the skills of lawyers towards international development, and we encourage and empower lawyers to engage with crucial issues surrounding development, human rights and environmental sustainability.

Our annual Law and Development Training Programme in London is attended by solicitors, barristers and development professionals and covers topics from responsible project financing to environmental law and tax justice.

Why take this programme?

The programme will equip lawyers with in depth understanding of how major issues on the development agenda relate to their everyday work and their clients’ business. It will increase their level of awareness and insight into the increasingly important fields of Development and Business & Human Rights. Empowered to advise clients worldwide on these two fields, they will stand out among other lawyers for their knowledge of development issues and their legal context.

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate for their development record, which can be used for CPD.

Our trainers are experts in their field with legal, development or academic backgrounds. Our panel includes experts from the World Bank, the Overseas Development Institute, King's College London, Clifford Chance LLP, Equal Rights Trust and ClientEarth.

Who is it for?

Our programme is aimed at practising lawyers and those with a strong interest in the role the law plays in the development agenda. You need a legal background and the critical skills to apply your knowledge to a new area.


MODULE 1 - Introduction to International Development

Sunday 20 January 2019

- Evolution of the concept and contextualisation

Speaker: Michael Woolcock, World Bank

- Actors and processes, and the role of lawyers

Speaker: Michael Woolcock, World Bank


MODULE 2 - Sustainable Development

Saturday 9 February 2019

- Environmental law and Development, and Goal 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals

Speaker: Farooq Ullah, Stakeholder Forum

- Climate Negotiations – In Practice

Speaker: Pascale Bird, Legal Response Initiative

- Climate Risk and the Power of the Law

Speaker: Joanne Etherton, ClientEarth


MODULE 3 - Financing Development

Saturday 2 March 2019

- Tax revenue – a challenge for development

Speaker: John Christensen, Tax Justice Network

- Global trade, the WTO and Dispute Settlement

Speaker: James Scott, King’s College London

- Political Corruption and the impact on development

Speaker: Dr Sarah Bracking, King's College London

- Setting the standard for responsible project financing

Speaker: Helena Anderson, Ikigai Capital


MODULE 4 - Business & Human Rights

Saturday 23 March 2019

- The UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights – What's new in the digital age?

Speaker: Isabel Ebert, University of St. Gallen

- The UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights - Advising Responsibly

Speaker: Anna Kirkpatrick, Clifford Chance LLP


MODULE 5 - Socio-Economic Rights

Saturday 13 April 2019

- Socio-Economic Rights - International Law and Mechanisms

Speaker: Dr Koldo Casla, Just Fair

- Right to Water: Legal Forms; Political-Economy Challenges

Speaker: Peter Newborne, Overseas Development Institute

- Equality Law as a Tool for Realising Socio-Economic Rights

Speaker: Joanna Whiteman, Equal Rights Trust


How to book - IMPORTANT PLEASE READ

IF YOU WOULD PREFER TO BE INVOICED INSTEAD OF PAYING BY CARD:

Please do not register on Eventbrite. Instead, please send an email at: thomas.istasse@a4id.org asking for an invoice.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PAY ONLINE BY CARD:

Choose your ticket type and enter the quantity of tickets you want.

If you have received a discount code as a partner or member of A4ID please enter it at the top right-hand side of the box with the list of different ticket types. Please also check that the 10% discount has been applied before paying.

Eventbrite will acknowledge your order, and A4ID will confirm your place on the programme when we receive payment.

INDIVIDUAL MODULES: Please select your quantity for the amound of modules you wish to attend (e.g. if you wish to attend Modules 1 and 2, select 2 tickets). You will be able to confirm the modules in the form following.

We'd also love to hear from you if you have any questions or concerns. Just email events@a4id.org .

See you at the training!

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