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Business and Human Rights: Global Developments

Canada, China, European Union, OECD, USA - June 9 2021 Human rights continue to be a growing area of focus for the international business community. Since Covington's last global update in October 2020…

Alan Bersin, Lanny A. Breuer, Lindsay Brewer, Hannah Edmonds- Camara, Sarah Crowder, Emanuel Ghebregergis, Donald J. Ridings Jr., Fatmata S. Kabia, Ishita Kala, Katarzyna Lasinska, Paul Mertenskötter, Tom Plotkin, Ian Redfearn, Daniel Spiegel, Atli Stannard, Bart M.J. Szewczyk, Sebastian F.A. Vos

The United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom Take Significant Actions in Response to Reports of Uyghur Oppression in China

Canada, China, United Kingdom, USA - February 17 2021 The United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom have each taken significant actions in recent weeks in response to reports of oppression of Uyghurs…

Alan Bersin, Lanny A. Breuer, Sarah Crowder, Donald J. Ridings Jr., Cindy Owens, Ian Redfearn, Daniel Spiegel

Top Issues to Watch in Africa: 2021

Africa - January 28 2021 Can African governments head off a sustained spike in the spread of COVID-19 and recover economically in 2021? How will the Biden administration…

Benjamin S. Haley, Maria Adebayo, Fatmata S. Kabia, Mzwandile Khumalo, Mosa Mkhize, Shivani Naidoo, Witney Schneidman

Business and Human Rights: Global Developments

European Union, USA - October 23 2020 Since Covington's last global Business and Human Rights update, there have been significant developments in national, regional, and international…

Alan Bersin, Sarah Crowder, Hannah Edmonds, Daniel F. Feldman, Alexandra Francis, Paul Mertenskötter, Cindy Owens, Tom Plotkin, Ian Redfearn, Daniel Spiegel, Atli Stannard

U.S. Blocks Imports from China Due to Suspected Forced Labor, Continuing its Aggressive Enforcement Actions and Leading to Potential Supply Chain Disruptions

China, USA - September 17 2020 On September 14, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced five Withhold Release Orders (WROs) against products from certain factories…

Alan Bersin, Hannah Edmonds, Daniel F. Feldman, Alexandra Francis, Cindy Owens, Tom Plotkin, Daniel Spiegel