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  • Whistleblowing Law in 2021: Legal Risks and Protections in Europe

    Whistleblowing Law in 2021: Legal Risks and Protections in Europe

    European Environmental Bureau, DLA Piper, dentsu Spain
    Whistleblowing is an increasing practice used by employees and private individuals to call out corporate and government malpractice. This report is a summary of legal protections and risks faced by whistleblowers in Belgium, England & Wales, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the European Union institutions.
  • Refugee entrepreneurship, business ownership, and the right to work in host communities: A legal comparative analysis

    Refugee entrepreneurship, business ownership, and the right to work in host communities: A legal comparative analysis

    The Tent Partnership for Refugees, Jones Day, Latham & Watkins LLP, Ozalp Law Firm, Winston & Strawn LLP
    The report provides an overview of refugee’s right to work, right to own and right to operate businesses in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey, and Uganda. The executive summary offers several highlights from each of the eight countries included in the report, allowing for a topline understanding of existing legal frameworks in the jurisdictions.
  • White Paper Relating to the Fair and Equal Treatment of Women as Professional Athletes / Libro Blanco para el Trato Justo y Equitativo de las Mujeres como Atletas Profesionales

    White Paper Relating to the Fair and Equal Treatment of Women as Professional Athletes / Libro Blanco para el Trato Justo y Equitativo de las Mujeres como Atletas Profesionales

    Thomson Reuters Foundation, Asociación para Mujeres en el Deporte Profesional, Dechert LLP, Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, Nokia, Bird & Bird and Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano
    Este estudio compara las leyes y regulaciones relativas al reconocimiento legal de las deportistas profesionales en España, Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, Francia, Alemania, Italia, México, Perú y Reino Unido. Asimismo, analiza si las leyes laborales se aplican a las mujeres deportistas y evalúa la política actual y las actitudes políticas respecto a las mujeres deportistas en los países antes mencionados.
  • El comercio electrónico en Centroamérica y República Dominicana

    El comercio electrónico en Centroamérica y República Dominicana

    IPANDETEC, ECIJA Legal and Thomson Reuters Foundation
    This report compares the relevant legal frameworks on electronic commerce in Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and El Salvador, with the aim of raising awareness of the status of Central American legislation on the matter. The guide is written in Spanish.
  • Social Enterprises in Ireland: Legal Structures Guide

    Social Enterprises in Ireland: Legal Structures Guide

    Thomson Reuters Foundation and Mason Hayes & Curran LLP
    The Guide provides an overview of the range of legal structures that are available to social entrepreneurs in Ireland, as well as the advantages and disadvantages associated with each. The Guide is aimed at social entrepreneurs regardless of whether they already have a well-established social enterprise or are just starting out.
  • A Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados e a Captação de Recursos – Perguntas e Respostas

    A Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados e a Captação de Recursos – Perguntas e Respostas

    Associação Brasileira de Captadores de Recursos, Koury Lopes Advogados (KLA) and Thomson Reuters Foundation
    This report includes questions and answers on how the new Brazilian data protection law impacts non-profits’ fundraising activities. It also highlights the main aspects of the new law to guide civil society organisations. The report is written in Portuguese.
  • Análisis comparativo de acceso a la información pública en América Latina

    Análisis comparativo de acceso a la información pública en América Latina

    Fundamedios and Thomson Reuters Foundation
    This report compares how access to public information is regulated in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru, with the aim of improving Ecuador’s legal framework on the matter. The guide is written in Spanish.
  • "You don't need a home to vote - 50-State Know Your Voting Rights Guide for People Experiencing Homelessness"

    "You don't need a home to vote - 50-State Know Your Voting Rights Guide for People Experiencing Homelessness"

    National Homelessness Law Center, National Coalition for the Homeless, Goodwin, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    While U.S state and federal laws have eliminated some of the barriers to voting for people experiencing homelessness, other obstacles remain, such as a mailing address as a prerequisite to register to vote. Those obstacles can be removed if people experiencing homelessness know their rights and learn ways to overcome the barriers. This “Know Your Voting Rights” Guide for people experiencing homelessness reviews the legislation applicable to election law and voting rights in all 50 U.S. States in a comprehensive and user-friendly format.
  • Gender Pay Gap Reporting: A Comparative Analysis

    Gender Pay Gap Reporting: A Comparative Analysis

    Fawcett Society, Global Institue for Women's Leadership at King's College London, Latham & Watkins, Castrén & Snellman, and BBA Fjeldco
    UN figures estimate that globally, women earn on average 77 cents for every dollar that men earn - for work of equal value. This report examines laws governing gender pay gap reporting in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Britain, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Spain and Sweden, drawing comparison and identifying best practices.
  • Refugee entrepreneurship, business ownership, and the right to work in host communities: A legal comparative analysis (Executive Summary)

    Refugee entrepreneurship, business ownership, and the right to work in host communities: A legal comparative analysis (Executive Summary)

    The Tent Partnership for Refugees, Jones Day, Latham & Watkins LLP, Ozalp Law Firm, Winston & Strawn LLP
    The report provides an overview of refugee’s right to work, right to own and right to operate businesses in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey, and Uganda. The executive summary offers several highlights from each of the eight countries included in the report, allowing for a topline understanding of existing legal frameworks in the jurisdictions.
  • Trabajo penitenciario: su regulación. Estudio de derecho comparado

    Trabajo penitenciario: su regulación. Estudio de derecho comparado

    La Cana, White & Case and Thomson Reuters Foundation
    This report compares how prison work is regulated in Mexico, Bolivia, Spain, Chile, Colombia, and Costa Rica with the aim of promoting the creation of a legal framework that guarantees social standards for inmates and improves their working conditions in Mexico. The guide is written in Spanish.
  • Chequeo legal ante el COVID-19 para organizaciones sin fines de lucro y empresas sociales en español

    Chequeo legal ante el COVID-19 para organizaciones sin fines de lucro y empresas sociales en español

    TrustLaw, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Durante estos tiempos difíciles, TrustLaw pretende asegurar que las organizaciones y empresas sociales reciban el apoyo que necesitan para mitigar los riesgos y continuar operando. TrustLaw creó este chequeo legal para ayudar a las organizaciones sin fines de lucro y a las empresas sociales a identificar sus necesidades legales frente a la crisis del COVID-19.
  • Guía legal para emprendimientos sociales en América Central

    Guía legal para emprendimientos sociales en América Central

    Alterna, Central Law and Thomson Reuters Foundation
    This report provides guidelines on legal structures, trademark and labour law in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, and also addresses frequently asked questions on the legal implications of COVID-19 related to employment in those Latin American countries. The guide provides very practical advice for social entrepreneurs in a plain language.
  • Comparative Research on Workplace Laws to combat Domestic Violence

    Comparative Research on Workplace Laws to combat Domestic Violence

    Led By HER, Kering Foundation, Dentons, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Domestic violence can have a hugely detrimental impact on the life of an individual, including their working life. This report comparatively explores workplace laws to protect and support victims of domestic violence in six jurisdictions: Australia, New Zealand, Canada (Ontario), UK (England & Wales), Italy and France.
  • FGM Model Law (March 2020)

    FGM Model Law (March 2020)

    28 Too Many, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Existing laws addressing FGM/C in most countries are seen as inadequate and there was no international guidance on writing an anti-FGM law to date. Having identified this gap, 28 Too Many once again worked closely with TrustLaw and the team of pro bono lawyers to produce an FGM Model Law.
  • Breve guía para ONGs y empresas sociales sobre las implicancias legales del COVID19 en la Argentina

    Breve guía para ONGs y empresas sociales sobre las implicancias legales del COVID19 en la Argentina

    Comisión Pro Bono del Colegio de Abogados de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, taller pro bono de la Escuela de Derecho de la Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and Thomson Reuters Foundation
    This report addresses 26 frequently asked questions on the legal implications of COVID19 for non-profits and social enterprises in Argentina related to local and foreign donations, contracts, governance, insurance, data protection and privacy, health, public services, and taxes. The guide provides very practical advice in a plain language.
  • COVID-19 Legal Checklist for Non-Profits & Social Enterprises

    COVID-19 Legal Checklist for Non-Profits & Social Enterprises

    TrustLaw, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    During these challenging times, TrustLaw wants to ensure non-profits and social enterprises have the answers they need to mitigate risks and to keep their organisations up and running. TrustLaw created this Legal Checklist to help non-profits and social enterprises identify their legal needs in the face of COVID-19.
  • Report on the Nature and Prevalence of Pro Bono Partner Roles Globally

    Report on the Nature and Prevalence of Pro Bono Partner Roles Globally

    DLA Piper, the Australian Pro Bono Centre, the Pro Bono Institute in Washington DC and the Thomson Reuters Foundation
    A new report, ‘The Nature and Prevalence of Pro Bono Partner Roles Globally’, produced by law firm DLA Piper, the Australian Pro Bono Centre, the Pro Bono Institute in Washington DC and the Thomson Reuters Foundation, reveals a significant increase in the appointment of pro bono partners over the last 20 years.
  • Best Practice Guide for Impact Investing in Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) in Mexico

    Best Practice Guide for Impact Investing in Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) in Mexico

    The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), Kaya Impacto, Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C., White & Case LLP, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP & Thomson Reuters Foundation
    This TrustLaw report on “Impact Investing in Small and Growing Businesses in Mexico”, written for both investors and entrepreneurs, addresses the knowledge gap in understanding the various structures in place and the importance of term sheets when negotiating.
  • Refugee Access to Fair and Lawful Work in Asia Report

    Refugee Access to Fair and Lawful Work in Asia Report

    HOST International, Asylum Access, Nokia, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    The legal right to work is an effective, long-term strategy to integrate refugees and benefit from their contributions, but unfortunately accessing lawful employment is challenging and often impossible for refugees. TrustLaw connected HOST International and Asylum Access with six legal teams to examine the rights of refugees to work safely and lawfully in eight countries in Asia. It is hoped that this report will provide all stakeholders with a clear baseline and starting point for engaging with refugee work rights in Asia. This research won the TrustLaw Collaboration Award in 2019.
  • Championing Pro Bono: A Guide to Assessing and Strengthening Your Pro Bono Work

    Championing Pro Bono: A Guide to Assessing and Strengthening Your Pro Bono Work

    Thomson Reuters Foundation
    This “Championing Pro Bono Guide” is designed to help legal teams globally with their pro bono work. It is our aim that the Guide can be used by legal teams of all sizes and at all stages of their pro bono work.
  • Guide to Land Registration in the Philippines

    Guide to Land Registration in the Philippines

    TrustLaw connected SyCipLaw with the Asia Foundation to produce this practical guide which aims to increase awareness of RA 10023 and its legal procedures. This practical guide will enable more low-income Filipinos to use this legal procedure to formally title their lands.
  • Only Adults? Good Practices in Legal Gender Recognition for Youth

    Only Adults? Good Practices in Legal Gender Recognition for Youth

    IGLYO, Dentons, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    This report explores laws governing gender recognition across Europe, with a focus on rights of young people—in Norway, Malta, Belgium, as well as Denmark, France, Ireland, Portugal and the United Kingdom. Crucially, the report also includes insights from experienced NGO activists on key obstacles encountered and lessons learned on the path to meaningful change. We hope this report will be a powerful tool for activists and NGOs working to advance the rights of trans youth across Europe and elsewhere.
  • La educación en contextos rurales, un recorrido por 7 países

    La educación en contextos rurales, un recorrido por 7 países

    EduRural, Bruchou, Fernandez Madero & Lombardi, Machado Meyer Advogados, Morales, Besa y Cia Ltda, Hogan Lovells y Dechert LLP and Thomson Reuters Foundation
    The Thomson Reuters Foundation in collaboration with Bruchou, Fernandez Madero & Lombardi; Machado Meyer Advogados; Morales, Besa y Cia Ltda; Hogan Lovells; and Dechert LLP have published a multi-jurisdictional research guide to identify best practices to guarantee equal education for students attending rural schools in Argentina. The guide compares the laws on access to education in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Spain, Mexico and Uruguay, with a special focus on rural education.
  • Which legal structure is right for my social enterprise? A guide to establishing a social enterprise in the United States

    Which legal structure is right for my social enterprise? A guide to establishing a social enterprise in the United States

    Morrison & Foerster and Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Updated in 2019, the new edition of this guide produced by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Morrison & Foerster is intended to help social entrepreneurs navigate through an array of legal structures available to them in the United States.
  • Campaigning Guide: Right to Protest

    Campaigning Guide: Right to Protest

    Bates Wells, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Campaign Bootcamp
    In collaboration with Bates Wells and Campaign Bootcamp, TrustLaw’s goal is to support the development of a resilient and informed campaigning community by publishing this series of legal guides for campaigning and advocacy organisations in the United Kingdom. This guide on the Right to Protest offers guidance on the legality of protest, the limits on freedom of expression and freedom of thought and assembly, and an overview of the main restrictions that may be imposed on peaceful protests.
  • Campaigning Guide: Politics, Elections and Lobbying

    Campaigning Guide: Politics, Elections and Lobbying

    Bates Wells, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Campaign Bootcamp
    In collaboration with Bates Wells and Campaign Bootcamp, TrustLaw’s goal is to support the development of a resilient and informed campaigning community by publishing this series of legal guides for campaigning and advocacy organisations in the United Kingdom. This guide on Politics, Elections and Lobbying includes guidance on the laws relating to charities and political activity, election law and lobbying.
  • Campaigning Guide: Campaigns Targeting Corporates

    Campaigning Guide: Campaigns Targeting Corporates

    Bates Wells, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Campaign Bootcamp
    In collaboration with Bates Wells and Campaign Bootcamp, TrustLaw’s goal is to support the development of a resilient and informed campaigning community by publishing this series of legal guides for campaigning and advocacy organisations in the United Kingdom. This guide on “Campaigns Targeting Corporates” includes guidance on the laws relating to defamation, online campaigns and shareholder action as a campaign tactic.
  • Campaigning Guide: Data Privacy

    Campaigning Guide: Data Privacy

    Bates Wells, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Campaign Bootcamp
    In collaboration with Bates Wells and Campaign Bootcamp, TrustLaw’s goal is to support the development of a resilient and informed campaigning community by publishing this series of legal guides for campaigning and advocacy organisations in the United Kingdom.This guide on Data Privacy includes guidance on the EU General Data Protection Regulation, the UK Data Protection Act and the Privacy and electronic Communications Regulations, as they might apply to campaigning organisations.
  • Retrieving Identity Documents- Country Manual, Uganda

    Retrieving Identity Documents- Country Manual, Uganda

    Thomson Reuters Foundation, ASKV Refugee Support, Latham & Watkins, MMAKS Advocates and Dr. Bronwen Manby.
    Through TrustLaw, ASKV were connected with law firm Latham and Watkins who have been the lead law firm working pro bono with local counsel in each of the jurisdictions. The Uganda country manual aims to assist lawyers, caseworkers, and field workers in their efforts to retrieve ID documents from Uganda. lt was worked on together with local Ugandan law firm MMAKS Advocates and Independent Consultant and Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Dr. Bronwen Manby.
  • Impact Investing Simplified: A guide to making and receiving impact investments in India

    Impact Investing Simplified: A guide to making and receiving impact investments in India

    ANDE, Nishith Desai Associates, and Thomson Reuters Foundation.
    This report is a collaboration between ANDE, one of India’s leading law firms Nishith Desai Associates, and Thomson Reuters Foundation. It addresses a gap in the impact investing ecosystem in India, where there are numerous complex structural and legal concepts that require understanding, both for investors and entrepreneurs.
  • The Perugia Principles for Journalists Working with Whistleblowers in the Digital Age

    The Perugia Principles for Journalists Working with Whistleblowers in the Digital Age

    Blueprint for Free Speech, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ), the International Center For Journalists (ICFJ), the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), Signals Network and the World Editors Forum
    Blueprint for Free Speech, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ), the International Center For Journalists (ICFJ), the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), Signals Network and the World Editors Forum launched a new report outlining how journalists can work responsibly to safeguard whistleblowers.
  • TrustLaw Impact Report 2015-2017

    TrustLaw Impact Report 2015-2017

    TrustLaw, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    TrustLaw's first Impact Report covering the years 2015-2017. We have collected examples of our impact across different legal areas and the thematic issues we cover as well as through our extensive set of tools and resources.
  • Chequeo Legal en Español

    Chequeo Legal en Español

    Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Todos los años, TrustLaw recibe y revisa cientos de preguntas legales de ONGs y empresas sociales que son miembros de nuestra red en todo el mundo y conecta a estas organizaciones con abogados pro bono que brindan asesoramiento y asistencia experta de manera gratuita. En base a nuestra experiencia, TrustLaw ha desarrollado este Chequeo Legal para ayudar a las ONGs y empresas sociales a identificar algunas de sus necesidades legales operacionales.
  • Impacto de la nueva regulación europea de datos personales a las ONGs en América Latina | Impact of the EU General Data Protection Regulation on NGOs in Latin America

    Impacto de la nueva regulación europea de datos personales a las ONGs en América Latina | Impact of the EU General Data Protection Regulation on NGOs in Latin America

    Richards, Cardinal, Tützer, Zabala & Zaefferer and Thomson Reuters Foundation
    October 2018: The Thomson Reuters Foundation in partnership with Richards, Cardinal, Tützer, Zabala & Zaefferer have published a brief legal guide to assist NGOs in Latin America in complying with new data protection requirements introduced by the recently implemented General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR).
  • The Law and FGM: An Overview of 28 African Countries

    The Law and FGM: An Overview of 28 African Countries

    28 Too Many and Thomson Reuters Foundation
    September 2018: This summary report, created in collaboration by TrustLaw, 28 Too Many and a team of over 125 lawyers, covers the anti-FGM laws of the African countries where the practice is most endemic, as well as others where it continues.
  • TrustLaw Non-Profit Structuring Guide for Thailand

    TrustLaw Non-Profit Structuring Guide for Thailand

    Tilleke & Gibbins and Thomson Reuters Foundation
    July 2018: This guide aims to provide organisations with an overview of the Thai legal framework for non-profits, to help organisations select the most appropriate legal structure for their work and understand the associated compliance and regulatory framework.
  • Data Protection: A Guide for Charities and Non-governmental Organisations

    Data Protection: A Guide for Charities and Non-governmental Organisations

    CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, Dentsu Aegis Network and Thomson Reuters Foundation
    July 2018: This guide outlines the key requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and offers practical tips from experienced lawyers to help social enterprises and NGOs ensure compliance and avoid penalties.
  • Expression Abridged: A Legal Analysis of Anti-LGBT Propaganda Laws

    Expression Abridged: A Legal Analysis of Anti-LGBT Propaganda Laws

    IGLYO and Thomson Reuters Foundation
    April 2018: The Thomson Reuters Foundation in partnership with IGLYO and important law firm partners is proud to release a legal analysis of so-called 'anti-LGBT propaganda' laws, which explores the legal arguments surrounding current or proposed laws in nine jurisdictions which curtail the expression of LGBT culture and identity.
  • ASEAN Social Enterprise Structuring Guide

    ASEAN Social Enterprise Structuring Guide

    British Council, Tilleke & Gibbins, United Nations ESCAP and Thomson Reuters Foundation
    March 2018: The ASEAN Social Enterprise Structuring Guide is a practical resource on the most appropriate legal structure to enable social enterprises to deliver impact in the region.
  • Survivor Protection: Reducing the Risk of Trauma to Child Sex Trafficking Victims

    Survivor Protection: Reducing the Risk of Trauma to Child Sex Trafficking Victims

    Rights4Girls and Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Feb 2018: This report provides an overview of the legal justifications in the United States for extending existing protections for child abuse victim witnesses to domestic child sex trafficking victim witnesses, and highlight various states that have passed legislation to this effect. The report includes a review of the use of Closed Circuit Television as a protection mechanism, and also identify other methods that can be utilized to protect child victim witnesses in human trafficking cases.
  • Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship: A Guide to Legal Structures for NGOs and Social Entrepreneurs in Switzerland

    Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship: A Guide to Legal Structures for NGOs and Social Entrepreneurs in Switzerland

    Froriep, Sigma Legal and Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Nov 2017: This Guide is an overview of the Swiss legal structures available to NGOs and social enterprises looking to establish a legal entity in Switzerland.
  • Age of Consent: Global Analysis

    Age of Consent: Global Analysis

    SRHR Africa Trust (SAT), TrustLaw, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
    Nov 2017: The SRHR Africa Trust (SAT), in collaboration with TrustLaw and 20 global law firms coordinated by Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, recently reviewed the Age of Consent laws in 22 countries. The resulting Global Legal Review offers invaluable insight on nine key issues affected by age of consent legislation.
  • Global Corporate Pro Bono Map

    Global Corporate Pro Bono Map

    Latham & Watkins and Thomson Reuters Foundation
    July 2017: The Global Corporate Pro Bono Map is a practical resource intended to help corporate legal departments navigate the educational, regulatory, licensing and insurance requirements for local and foreign-qualified in-house lawyers delivering pro bono services where they work.
  • Rights and Protection of Vulnerable Victims in Criminal Proceedings

    Rights and Protection of Vulnerable Victims in Criminal Proceedings

    White & Case, WilmerHale, Fundación Carmen Pardo-Valcarce and Thomson Reuters Foundation
    This report focuses on the rights and protection of vulnerable victims in criminal proceedings highlighting the most relevant results from the implementation of the European Union's Directive 2012/29/EU. Introduced on 25 October 2012, the Directive established minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime in nine European Union Member States, including Spain, with a specific focus on victims with special protection needs.
  • TrustLaw Legal Health Check for NGOs and Social Enterprises

    TrustLaw Legal Health Check for NGOs and Social Enterprises

    Thomson Reuters Foundation
    The TrustLaw Legal Health Check is a practical resource designed to help identify legal matters relevant to NGOs and social enterprises, and tailor our pro bono legal service to their specific needs.
  • Social Ventures: Which legal structure should I choose?

    Social Ventures: Which legal structure should I choose?

    Thomson Reuters Foundation, Morrison & Foerster, UnLtd
    The Thomson Reuters Foundation has partnered with Morrison & Foerster and UnLtd to produce an update to our guide on legal structures for social ventures in England and Wales. Encompassing the dynamic nature of the social entrepreneurship space, the guide covers recent changes including reforms to the Community Interest Company, the introduction of Social Investment Tax Relief, and the launch of B corps in the UK. It gives an overview of the range of legal structures that are available to social entrepreneurs when establishing a social venture, and the advantages and disadvantages associated with each.
  • Corporate Liability for Forced Labour and Human Trafficking

    Corporate Liability for Forced Labour and Human Trafficking

    Hogan Lovells LLP, Institute for Human Rights and Business and Thomson Reuters Foundation
    This comparative legal research report examines the laws and regulations that oblige corporates to address forced labour and human trafficking in their supply chains. It summarises the laws of eight jurisdictions: the UK, the USA, Qatar, Japan, Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.
  • Brexit: Impact on Charities, Social Enterprises and Not-For-Profit Organisations

    Brexit: Impact on Charities, Social Enterprises and Not-For-Profit Organisations

    Allen & Overy and Thomson Reuters Foundation
    On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. It is difficult to predict how or when the formal exit will actually occur and what legal and constitutional arrangements will be agreed between the UK and the EU. What is clear however is that Brexit, whatever its ultimate form, will have an impact on the legal rights and obligations of charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations, as well as on their ability to perform their operations and to sustain themselves both in the UK and internationally. This Brexit Note provides an overview of some of the legal implications of Brexit. It deals with the potential impact of Brexit on issues including: employment and workers’ rights, EU funding and finance, contractual terms, insurance, data protection, intellectual property, competition, trade, public procurement, tax, environment and human rights.
  • European Refugee Crisis: Legal Analysis of Laws Relating to Border Control and Asylum in Europe (Executive Summary)

    European Refugee Crisis: Legal Analysis of Laws Relating to Border Control and Asylum in Europe (Executive Summary)

    Latham & Watkins, International Rescue Committee & Thomson Reuters Foundation
    To support humanitarian and advocacy work in response to the European refugee crisis, TrustLaw facilitated a cross-border research partnership between the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Latham & Watkins and a consortium of local legal experts, public international law consultants and academics on legal issues related to border control and asylum.