Current Projects

The following projects are currently underway:

East Africa

Supporting Inclusive Resource Development (SIRD) in East Africa is a five year project scheduled to conclude in January 2022. The project will be implemented by CBA International Initiatives (CBAII) in partnership with the Law Society of Kenya, Tanganyika Law Society, Uganda Law Society and East Africa Law Society. The project objective is to increase economic growth for East Africans, including women and vulnerable groups, affected by extractive industries. SIRD activities will be supported by Canadian technical assistance, drawn from CBA members across Canada who will provide training, mentorship, and technical advice on initiatives.

Vietnam

The National Legislative Development Project in Vietnam is a seven-year, $14 million project to support an integrated program to reform the Vietnamese legislative development process and improve the quality of economic legislation. The Project’s first phase was launched in May 2013. Funded by Global Affairs Canada, partnerships include both local and Canadian support. Local partners include the Ministry of Justice, Law Committee of the National Assembly, Office of the Government, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Industry and Trade and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Young International Lawyers Program

Since 2002, the Young Lawyers International Program (YLIP) has placed more than 100 of Canada’s brightest young lawyers in internships with overseas legal organizations working in human rights and access to justice. YLIP interns have made important contributions to the development of human rights, constitutional reform and the rule of law in developing countries across Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.

Past interns have used their international experience to embark on exciting careers both in Canada and internationally in public or private practice, civil society, international organizations, academia and beyond.