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Launch of Advocates for International Development

The Institute is pleased to advertise the launch of Advocates for International Development, the culmination of the 2005 Oxfam 1,000 City Lawyers Initiative.

Advocates for International Development was born out of a desire within the legal community to champion the United Nations Millenium Development Goals and to help combat poverty and inequality of opportunity worldwide. It acts as a brokerage service, partnering NGOs and IGOs within those in the legal profession willing and able to assist.

In particular, during the academic year of 2006-2007, the Institute is delighted to participate in a tailor-made pilot training course for 30 A4ID lawyers in conjunction with the Brookes World Poverty Institute and the School of Law and Institute for Development & Policy Management at the University of Manchester.

The purpose of this course is to provide lawyers with an in-depth appreciation of the core legal, social and economic issues in the areas of international trade, debt and development. Key academics and experts in the field will run a series of seminars throughout the year.

By obtaining a deeper appreciation of the complexities of international development, those involved in A4ID will be able more effectively to manage and meet the needs of our clients in the developing world.

More information on the A4ID initiative can be found at For further information on the role of the Institute in this work please contact Dr Federico Ortino.

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