THE WELLBEING (OR LACK THEREOF) OF MORE THAN ONE BILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN POVERTY IS A FUNDAMENTAL CONTEMPORARY ISSUE FOR THE LEGAL PROFESSION.
Today the world celebrates the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
Featuring contributions from four Nobel laureates, Poverty, Justice and the Rule of Law (2013) – the Report of the Second Phase of the IBA Presidential Task Force on the Global Financial Crisis – is a first attempt at dealing thoroughly with the post-GFC effects on poverty. Intended to help legal practitioners and those who interpret their efforts more decisively down the path, this book captures an essential core of issues and approaches, and it is hoped that it may be a stimulus to the continuation of such work in these and other relevant fields.
Download de Report here
In this short film, the Chair of the 2nd phase of the IBA Presidential Task Force on the Financial Crisis and co-editor of the book Poverty, Justice and the Rule of Law, introduces the report, and discusses the important role of lawyers in tackling global poverty in the wake of the global financial crisis.
Speaking on the book’s central themes are Nobel laureates Muhammad Yunus and Joseph Stiglitz; Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University Thomas Pogge; and author of the Millennium Development Goals Mark Malloch Brown.