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.
The programme is aimed at practising lawyers, and anyone with a strong interest in the role the law plays in the development agenda. It aims to explore the role of the law in promoting fair and sustainable development, and is taylored to the needs of lawyers and the context of their work.
It’s CPD accredited and participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate from A4ID for their development record.
The course is spread over 5 months, one full Saturday per month. You can attend the whole programme, a combination of modules or one individual module.
Module 1: Introduction to International Development
Saturday 12th November 2016, 10:00 am-5.30pm
Our global system, poverty, trade
Evolution of the concept of Development and its legal context
Law & Development: history of the field
Michael Woolcock, World Bank
Module 2: Finance & Development
Saturday 10th December 2016, 10:00 am-5.30pm: Financing Development
Sources of finance for development
Foreign Direct Investment and Development
Tax collection and Development
Case study: Developing country debt
Dr Sarah Bracking, University of Manchester
Tim Jones, Jubilee Debt Campaign
Dr Luciano Ciravegna, King’s College
John Christensen, Tax Justice Network
Module 3: Business & Human Rights
Saturday 28th January 2017, 10:00 am-5.30pm
Business & Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles
Equator Principles case study
Trade law & the WTO
David Karp, University of Sussex
Helena Anderson, UK Trade & Investment
James Scott, King’s College
Anna Kirkpatrick, Clifford Chance
Module 4: Socio-economic rights
Saturday 25th February 2017, 10.00am-5.30pm
Right to Development & Food security
Water: case study
Jamie Burton, human rights barrister
Ruth Kelly, ActionAid UK
Peter Newborne, Overseas Development Institute
Module 5: Sustainable development
Saturday 25th March 2017, 10.00am-5.30pm
International environmental law, climate change negotiations, Sustainable Development Goals
Farooq Ullah, Stakeholder Forum
Christoph Schwarte, Legal Response Initiative
How to book
IF YOU WOULD PREFER TO BE INVOICED INSTEAD OF PAYING BY CARD:
Please do not register on Eventbrite. Instead, please send an email at: firstname.lastname@example.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. Note that you cannot combine an Early Bird discount with a Partner discount code.
Eventbrite will acknowledge your order, and A4ID will confirm your place on the programme when we receive payment.
IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND THE FULL COURSE, but you are interested in attending one or several modules, contact our Head of Learning Laurene Veale at email@example.com or on 02072508363 to book a single module ticket.
Please note that invoices for the full course will be sent no later than the 1st November 2016.
We'd also love to hear from you if you have any questions or concerns. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org .
See you at the training!