ISLP Mission

ISLP provides the pro bono services of highly skilled and experienced lawyers to promote human rights, equitable and sustainable economic development and the rule of law worldwide. It assists governments, non-governmental organizations and other institutions working to build legal capacity and to advance the rights and well-being of their citizens.

President Bill Clinton to Keynote ISLP's 15th Anniversary Dec. 1 Honoring Co-Founders

Join us on a very special day--December 1, 2015--as ISLP gathers its friends, partners, and supporters to celebrate! Our 15th Anniversary Gala Luncheon will feature Special Guest and Keynote Speaker President Bill Clinton. We will also recognize and thank co-founders Tony Essaye and Bob Kapp for the unique vision that shaped ISLP and to honor Dick Winfield, head of ISLP's media freedoms program, with the Global Pro Bono Visionary Award.

Framing Legal Issues in the Fast-Growing Impact Investing Environment

Report on Humanitarian Exemptions to Iran SanctionsSocially responsible investing– putting capital into funds, companies, or organizations where the goal is social and environmental impact as well as financial return–is striking a chord with many of today's investors. A legal team from Clifford Chance, supported by ISLP and its partner the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), has produced a legal roadmap of various structural, tax, economic, and governance implications specific to this emerging practice. Download brief here.

Focus On: Equitable Economic Development

Over the past seven years, ISLP has developed a significant program of assistance to several governments of least developed countries with their efforts to improve the management and governance of their countries’ extractive sector wealth. This is an area where ISLP is uniquely qualified to support both governments and local communities with some of the most experienced mining, environmental, tax, and other international transactions lawyers in the world.