On Wednesday 7 September the Equal Rights Trust will take part in Advocates for International Development’s (A4ID) Rule of Law Knowledge Group to provide lawyers and others an introduction to statelessness as a conceptual tool and to highlight its connections with sustainable development and human rights.
During the Group session, Legal and Programmes Officer at the Trust, Jade Glenister, will join speakers Chris Nash, Director and co-founder of the European Network on Statelessness and Amal de Chickera, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion.
The panel will outline empirical examples of statelessness from Europe to Asia and will answer key questions on the topic including, what is the relationship between statelessness and lack of proof of legal identity? How can laws lead to statelessness, or conversely help to eradicate this phenomenon?
The Group is part of a three-part series held over 2016 exploring Goal 16 of the SDGs, which is to “promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies”. The session will assess how the components of SDG16 can act as a catalyser for social transformation and will conclude by asking if and how the Goal can assist with addressing statelessness.
Rule of Law Knowledge Group Details
Date: Wednesday, 7 September, 2016
Venue: Ashurst LLP, Broadwalk House, 5 Appold Street, London, EC2A 2HA
Time: 6pm registration for a 6.30pm start
For more information on the speakers and to attend click here.