Global Rights Compliance (‘GRC’) offers unparalleled expertise in the law of starvation, from its international historical origins to its current practical application in modern conflicts.
We work with States, International Organisations and Mechanisms, Humanitarian actors, Civil Society Organisations, Victims and Businesses. We offer a range of advisory and consultancy services tailored to prohibit, prevent and seek remedies for starvation, including on-the-ground analysis, advisory services for States on how to implement international law, and the mentoring of civil society to investigate and bring cases.
Our senior members are ranked across all of the UK Legal Bar directories. GRC’s managing partner Wayne Jordash QC has been recognised as “One of the world’s leading international criminal lawyers”. Catriona Murdoch, who leads The Starvation Accountability Project, was tipped as a “star of the future” and praised for the depth of her knowledge of international criminal law and European Court of Human Rights jurisprudence.
Previous contracts have included work with:
- Governments, including the UK, US, Ukraine, Libya, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Serbia, The British Virgin Islands, the Maldives, and Mali.
- International organisations including the UN Security Council, UN Women, UN Development Programme, and a raft of other UN organs.
- The Council of Europe.
- International NGOs such as Human Rights Watch, Open Society Foundation, and Action Aid.
Our services span three fields:
- Work with States to reform domestic legislation with a view to ensure compliance with international standards, including humanitarian and human rights obligations.
- Work with States, multilateral organisations and NGO’s to provide tailored legal advice on food insecurity, and related international humanitarian and criminal law obligations.
- Assistance in creating and implementing an effective remediation system for human rights abuses, including the creation of a grievance mechanism for victims.
- Working with humanitarian actors to ensure capacity to negotiate the law on starvation and food insecurity to provide space to deliver essential items in conflict affected and weak governance areas;
- Working with States and businesses to implement the UN Guiding Principles and other international standards regulating business activities, including those that require harms to be redressed;
- Mediating between individuals and affected communities, governments, and businesses to identify potential deprivation of essential resources, including food, shelter, water, and humanitarian assistance and provide solutions to shortages and other supply problems.
- Work with civil society organisations and humanitarian actors using GRC’s Standard Manual and App on the documentation, and investigation of information, to promote effective accountability and access to justice for starvation crimes
- Lectures, training, mentoring or workshops on starvation crimes, human rights laws and prevailing principles, including:
- Work with humanitarian actors to ensure a working knowledge of relevant international human rights and humanitarian law to ensure against violations and enable humanitarians to identify specific violations by States and business;
- Work with governments to identify effective methods of implementing the States’ international human rights obligations, including its obligations to prevent and punish the crime of starvation and human rights violations by non-state actors.
- Work with business to allow them to integrate respect for human rights into their every day work, including respect for natural resources, food and water supplies, housing and other community resources and needs.
For more information on accessing our services please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on our track record please see www.globalrightscompliance.co.uk