Rule of Law

The RELX SDG Inspiration Day on Goal 16 featured speakers including Former Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, legendary musician Sir Bob Geldof, former Austrian President Heinz Fischer, former Director-General UNESCO Irina Bokova, and Co-Founder of Global Citizen Michael Sheldrick. Find out more about SDG 16 and what these thought leaders had to say.
LexisNexis Legal & Professional,

LexisNexis UK, LexisPSL, Risk and Compliance, May 16th, 2022

This Practice Note from LexisPSL explains what the UN Global Compact is and how it interacts with issues relating to business and human rights. It also summarises the key pledges and principles of the UN Global Compact, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, how organisations can sign up and the annual reporting requirements. The UN Global Compact is a vital vehicle for advancing SDG 17.16 to enhance the global partnership for sustainable development.
Scale of law made of plants
ISO14001, an internationally accepted standard that defines the requirements for establishing, implementing and operating an environmental management system (EMS), was updated in 2015 to have a greater focus on leadership, the context in which a company operates, as well as how the company will demonstrate legal compliance. This article is related to SDG #13, Climate Action, and SDG #16, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, as it demonstrates the important influence of a strong rule of law on managing the environmental impact of business.
Join global leaders at our 2022 RELX SDG Inspiration Day: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – The role for business in advancing SDG 16. Keynote speakers include Ban Ki-moon and Sir Bob Geldof.
Scene from South-East Asia, woman walking past a building
Rosnah, born in the depths of the Borneo jungle, held a copy of her birth certificate in her hands. Aged 16, she had attended local school classes but was unable to take exams because she couldn’t prove her identity. Her life changed with a basic legal document most of us take for granted. In April 2019, LexisNexis helped bring Rosnah under the protection of the rule of law through its work with a local mobile court initiative.
Elsevier, Forensic Science International: Mind and Law, Volume 2, November 2021

COP26 is the 2021 United Nations annual climate change conference. COP stands for Conference of the Parties. Parties are the signatories of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - a treaty agreed in 1994 which has 197 Parties (196 countries and the EU). The 2021 conference, hosted by the UK, together with our partners Italy, in Glasgow, will be the 26th meeting of the Parties, which is why it's called COP26.

This Practice Note covers the main pillars of access to justice in environmental matters in the UK under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention). Access to justice and the ability to effectively challenge environmental decisions are key to SDG 16.
In this webinar, panelists explore the “state of the union” of the Rule of Law in the UK and consider what can be done to drive public attention and protection. They also discuss whether the Law requires a rebrand, whether it is seen in the same light by all people, and what (or who) might drive the change sought. This webinar contributes to SDG 16.
Elsevier,

The Impacts of Climate Change, A Comprehensive Study of Physical, Biophysical, Social, and Political Issues, 2021, Pages 521-535

This book chapter addresses SDG 11 and 13 by explaining some of the ways that climate change impacts are evaluated in integrated assessment models (IAMs).

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