Oxfam asks City firms to help put stop to poverty

O'Connor, Joanne
March 2005
Lawyer;3/28/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 12, p4
Trade Publication
The article reports that for the first time Oxfam GB is looking to mobilise the skills and influence of lawyers as part of a radical campaign to eradicate Third World poverty. The "Making Poverty History" initiative will see lawyers join forces with Oxfam GB, among other non-government organisations, to provide advice on international trade, debt, aid and development issues, as well as to engage in public debate on poverty. According to Oxfam GB's legal head Joss Saunders, lawyers have been very good on human rights initiatives and active in pushing the human rights agenda. There's been a lot of talk about human rights, but not much about poverty.


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