July 17, 2019

Legal officer Gerry Liston on how an Advisory Opinion of the ICJ might bring clarity to the international legal obligations of “international assistance and co-operation” with a view to promoting tax justice globally. This article was originally posted on the blog...

March 7, 2019

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The people of Barbuda, part of the larger state of Antigua and Barbuda, were evacuated after Hurricane Irma devastated the island in September 2017. A lack of reconstruction efforts prevented many Barbuda...

January 15, 2019

The panel of the complaints mechanism for the German, Dutch and French development banks has ruled that a complaint submitted on 5 November 2018 by nine communities in the DR Congo is admissible. This means that the complaints mechanism will now begin a preliminary rev...

October 24, 2018

The Global Legal Action Network has submitted a formal complaint against San Leon Energy PLC today (24/10/2018) for violating the human rights of the people of Western Sahara, two-thirds of which Morocco controls by force and has sought to annex under its domestic law....

The people of Barbuda have always held their land in common. That land tenure system is now being threatened by financiers and their allies in the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Government, after Hurricane Irma brought the island to its knees in September 2017.

“95% of Bar...

September 6, 2018

Note from the author

One year ago Hurricane Irma hit the coasts of Barbuda, a small Caribbean island that was first occupied as a British colony in 1666 and eventually made a dependence of the twin island of Antigua in 1967. As a vulnerable island the people of Barbuda...

July 12, 2018

Ireland is on track to become the first country in the world to divest public money from fossil fuel assets following a landmark vote in Ireland's Dáil (Parliament). 

The Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill, introduced by independent TD Thomas Pringle, whose draf...

November 20, 2017

This note summarises insights from a meeting convened by the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN) in collaboration with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Centre for Environment and Development (CED). The meeting aimed to kick-star...

September 24, 2017

Monday September 25th sees the launch of GLAN's crowdfunding campaign to help bring a potentially ground-breaking case.  We are helping six Portuguese children affected by devastating forest fires this summer take all of the major greenhouse gas emitting governments in...

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