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Business and Human Rights: further calls from investors for mandatory UK human rights and environmental due diligence legislation

United Kingdom - October 12 2022 Investors across the globe are increasingly putting pressure on legislators to mandate human rights and environmental due diligence (“HREDD“). The UK…

Sam Eastwood, James Ford, Oliver Williams

Business and Human rights: Investors call on the UK Government to mandate human rights and environmental due diligence

United Kingdom - September 27 2022 The expectation for businesses to conduct human rights and environmental due diligence (“HREDD“) is increasingly becoming mandated by legislators…

Sam Eastwood, James Ford, Oliver Williams

Climate Change Litigation: the IPPC’s latest Report links climate change to loss and damage

USA - March 21 2022 The recent publication, on 27 February 2022, of the second instalment to the Sixth Assessment Report of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate…

James Whitaker

Human Rights and the Environment - EU publishes draft Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

European Union - February 24 2022 On 23 February 2022, the European Commission published its much-anticipated draft corporate sustainability and due diligence directive (the Draft…

Sam Eastwood, James Ford, Musonda Kapotwe, Peter Pears, Dr. Johannes Weichbrodt

Following “First Wave” of Sanctions, US and Allies Impose Sweeping New Restrictions Targeting Russian Banks, Elites and Access to Goods and Technology

Australia, Canada, European Union, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA - February 24 2022 Following initial sanctions measures in the US, EU, and UK in response to Russia’s recognition of two regions of Ukraine, discussed in our previous…

Ellen L. Aldin, Edouard Gergondet, Jason Hungerford, Yoshihide Ito, Ori Lev, Gretel Echarte Morales, Anjani D. Nadadur, Andrew Olmem, Paulette Vander Schueren, Tamer A. Soliman, Jing Zhang