ISLP Mission

To foster just and accountable development that is sustainable, supportive of human rights, and strengthens the rule of law by mobilizing our unique network of highly skilled and experienced pro bono lawyers to advise civil society and governments.

President Bill Clinton to Keynote ISLP's 15th Anniversary Dec. 1 Honoring Co-Founders

Join us on a very special day--December 1, 2015--as ISLP gathers its friends, partners, and supporters to celebrate! Our 15th Anniversary Gala Luncheon will feature Special Guest and Keynote Speaker President Bill Clinton. We will also recognize and thank co-founders Tony Essaye and Bob Kapp for the unique vision that shaped ISLP and honor Dick Winfield, head of ISLP's media freedoms program, with the Global Pro Bono Visionary Award.

Framing Legal Issues in the Fast-Growing Impact Investing Environment

Report on Humanitarian Exemptions to Iran SanctionsSocially responsible investing– putting capital into funds, companies, or organizations where the goal is social and environmental impact as well as financial return–is striking a chord with many of today's investors. A legal team from Clifford Chance, supported by ISLP and its partner the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), has produced a legal roadmap of various structural, tax, economic, and governance implications specific to this emerging practice. Download brief here.

Focus On: Equitable Economic Development

Over the past seven years, ISLP has developed a significant program of assistance to several governments of least developed countries with their efforts to improve the management and governance of their countries’ extractive sector wealth. This is an area where ISLP is uniquely qualified to support both governments and local communities with some of the most experienced mining, environmental, tax, and other international transactions lawyers in the world.