advocacy

Description

Advocacy has a broad meaning: it means pushing for some kind of change in society. It
includes trying to persuade people to change their behaviour, pressing companies to change
their activities or rules, or persuading the government to change its policies and laws. (p.123)

A Collaborative Approach to Human Rights Impact Assessments

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2017

This discussion paper, co-authored with the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the Sciences Po Law School Clinic, proposes a new approach to conducting human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) of business operations or projects, which brings together project-affected people, the company, and other stakeholders to jointly design and implement an assessment.

Kazakhstan Civil Code

Legislation & Policies
Legislation
December 1994

Article 2(1): 

"1. Civil legislation is based on the recognition of the equality of the participants of the relations regulated thereby, inviolability of property, freedom of agreement, prohibition of arbitrary interference in somebody's private affairs, indispensability of the free exercise of civil rights, and provision for the restitution of violated rights and their defence in the court."

The Political Economy of Land Governance in Lao PDR

Conference Papers & Reports
November 2015

This country level analysis addresses land governance in Laos in two ways. First, it summarises what the existing body of knowledge tells us about power and configurations that shape access to and exclusion from land, particularly among smallholders, the rural poor, ethnic minorities and women. Second, it draws upon existing literature and expert assessment to provide a preliminary analysis of the openings for and obstacles to land governance reform afforded by the political economic structures and dynamics in the country.