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Advocates for International Development: 2014-2015 Law and Development Training Programme

A4ID: Law and Development Training Programme
When Nov 08, 2014 12:00 AM to
Mar 15, 2015 12:00 AM
Where University of Law, London Moorgate, 2 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y
Contact Name
Contact Phone 02031162603
Attendees Solicitors, barristers, legal and international development practitioners
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The only course of its kind in the UK, A4ID’s annual Law and International Development training programme explores the crucial role that law plays in underpinning the international development agenda and in promoting responsible business practice.

The 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.

Seminars and workshops are delivered by leading academics, development professionals and practising lawyers to help participants understand how the law can secure, or be a barrier to, sustainable development.

Each topic will be introduced with a presentation and time for questions and discussions.  You will have the opportunity to explore the issues and how they play out in practice, through participatory group work and interactive exercises.

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Module One: Introduction to international development

Saturday 8 November 2014, 9.30am-5.30pm

The past, the present, the future, the role of lawyers
Michael Woolcock, World Bank

Sunday 9 November 2014, 10.30am-1.15pm

Business and human rights
Advising responsibly: case study

Anna Kirkpatrick, Clifford Chance


Module Two: Financing development 1

Saturday 6 December 2014, 10.00am-5.00pm

World trade: globalisation, governance and growth
Professor Rorden Wilkinson, University of Sussex

Foreign investment: the lawyer's perspective 
Belinda Richards, Allen & Overy LLP

Political corruption and the impact on development 
Professor Sarah Bracking, University of Manchester


Module Three: Financing development 2

Saturday 17 January 2015, 10.00am-5.30pm

The fall and rise of developing country debt 
Case study: the Argentinian default
Tim Jones, Jubilee Debt Campaign

Tax and finance for development
John Christensen, Tax Justice Network

The future of microfinance
Jami Solli, GALA

Sunday 18 January 2015, 10.00am-1.45pm

Setting the standard for responsible project financing
Helena Anderson, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Flowing from the south: emerging economies as investors
Dr Isabella Massa, Overseas Development Institute


Module Four: Socio-economic rights

Saturday 14 February 2015, 10.00am-5.30pm

Securing land rights and making land deals fair
Constantino Casasbuenas Morales, Oxfam

Feeding the world - agriculture and food security
Jamie Burton, Doughty Street Chambers

The right to water: Burkina Faso case study
Water and energy: Brazil case study
Peter Newborne, Overseas Development Institute


Module Five: The post 2015 agenda

Saturday 14 March 2015, 10.00am-5.30pm

International environmental law and the global south
Climate change negotiations in practice
Sustainable Development Goals

Sunday 15 March 2015, 10.00am-1.15pm

Governance and the rule of law
Feedback and review of programme


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