Law blogs

17 November 2014
Human injustices in the name of nature conservation have to become a relic of the past. It's time to get serious about human rights at the World Park Congress
20 October 2014
If foreign investment is to promote inclusive sustainable development, investment policy must take human rights seriously
14 October 2014
Paralegal schemes build citizen power by helping communities develop the knowledge and capacity they need to speak up for themselves. A recent IIED webinar explored how such schemes can best be supported to make a long-term difference
10 July 2014
Despite negotiations with the US proposing a more balanced text, the EU has yet to make a compelling case over the investment chapter of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
19 May 2014
How can civil society promote public awareness and scrutiny? Two civil society practitioners recently shared their experiences during IIED's second Legal Tools webinar
25 March 2014
How is it possible to challenge laws that promote investment but adversely affect the rights of local communities? Two legal empowerment practitioners from peasants' rights and indigenous peoples organisations in Indonesia recently shared their experiences during IIED's first Legal Tools webinar.
14 November 2013
As trade talks regain momentum, ‘land grab’ activists are scrutinising negotiations and pioneering new opportunities for public accountability.
1 May 2013
A recent US judgment is a setback in efforts to improve corporate accountability, but promising developments elsewhere are creating new opportunities.
8 March 2013
A new Canada-Benin investment treaty contains more balanced provisions than most. But a real shift in treaty making requires African governments and civil society to seek a better deal for themselves.
22 February 2012

"Land grabs" are now one of the biggest issues in Africa.