Publications for Poverty and Social Development Committee

Poverty eradication for sustainable social development in Pakistan

Pakistan continues to reduce poverty amidst a backdrop of economic uncertainty, natural calamities and global crises. Notwithstanding progress in poverty reduction, recent stagnation indicated by statistics underscores certain challenges, including the floods of 2022. Despite this volatility, Pakistan is pursuing a diversified strategy to poverty reduction and social development.

Released on Jun 26, 2024

Eradicating Poverty Through Social Development: A Practical Guide for Lawyers

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 1 – the eradication of poverty in all its forms everywhere – can be achieved by 2030, but it will require catalytic leadership and hard work by the legal profession. Active involvement in the elimination of poverty has become the ethical obligation of every lawyer. This book, edited and authored by members of the IBA Poverty and Social Development Committee, is a compilation of commentary and case studies about the broad variety of initiatives and actions that lawyers in all sections of the profession worldwide – law firms, law schools, bar associations and corporate law departments – are taking to achieve sustainable progress in the fight against poverty and the betterment of the communities they serve.

Released on Jul 26, 2021

Podcast: Poverty and the rule of law

Carmen Pombo, IBA Poverty and Social Development Committee Advisory Board Member and Co-Chair of the Rule of Law Forum, talks to Ian McDougall, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the LexisNexis, Legal & Professional division of RELX Group, about the relationship between poverty and the rule of law.

Released on Nov 11, 2019

Unemployment risks and the pandemic: how will enterprises respond?

An article looking at the responses of enterprises in light of unemployment risks due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Poverty, working conditions and wages: legal and reputational risks

Poverty, working conditions and wages: legal and reputational risks - Poverty and Social Development Committee, April 2020