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.

ISLP Teams with Avaaz and Namati to Support Communities Confronting Large-Scale Natural Resource Development

By Heather Eisenlord, ISLP
 
Rising global demand for natural resources has made the protection of community lands an urgent priority. As we celebrate our shared planet this Earth Day, we think of the millions who live in countries with limited or no legal defenses to stop their lands and environment from being threatened or damaged by resource exploitation—and consider how lawyers are uniquely positioned to help. 
 

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.