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European Union Justice Commissioner Commits to Regulation on Corporate Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence

“Businesses that have better risk mitigation processes across their supply chains cause less harm to people… Good environmental, social, and governance practices pay off… We need to make sure that responsible business conduct and sustainable supply chains become the norm.” EU Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, April 29, 2020 On April 29, 2020, in a … Continue Reading

Trump Administration Renews Focus on Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts

The Trump Administration has declared this month National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, calling on industry associations, law enforcement, private businesses, and others to work toward ending modern slavery and human trafficking. This proclamation follows the Administration’s efforts to combat human trafficking, which we have previously discussed here, and comes on the heels of … Continue Reading

The London Metal Exchange Policy on Responsible Sourcing and the Evolving Supply Chain Due Diligence Landscape

In Part 3 of our blog series to honour the UN’s World Human Rights Day, we consider the evolving mineral supply chain due diligence landscape, focusing particularly on the implications of the London Metal Exchange Policy on Responsible Sourcing for the extractive industry. In October 2019, the London Metal Exchange (LME) unveiled a new policy … Continue Reading

Corruption and Human Rights: Inextricably Linked

In Part 2 of our business and human rights series to mark World Human Rights Day, we discuss the increasing recognition of the linkages between human rights abuses and corruption, and how companies can find efficiencies in their efforts to address these overlapping risks. Corruption and adverse human rights impacts are often intertwined. This was … Continue Reading

The global business and human rights landscape: a “smart mix” of state measures and the challenges for multinational businesses

In Part One of our blog series to honour the UN’s World Human Rights Day, we consider the evolving business and human rights landscape and some of the challenges this presents for multinations. This piece was first published in the U.K.’s Law Society Gazette on 10 December 2019. The theme of this year’s UN Forum … Continue Reading
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