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Dutch Legislators Propose Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence Law

European Union, Netherlands - November 22 2022 The landmark proposal forms part of a widening global trend to ensure firms monitor adverse impacts on issues such as human rights and the…

Silke Goldberg, Rebecca Perlman, Heike Schmitz

UN business and human rights treaty negotiations continue: one step forward, two steps back?

Global - November 8 2022 Last month saw the conclusion of the latest round of UN negotiations concerning a proposed treaty on business and human rights. These negotiations…

Jefferi Hamzah Sendut

Japan Publishes Guidelines on Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence

Japan - September 20 2022 On 13 September 2022, the Japanese government (Government) published its Guidelines on Respecting Human Rights in Responsible Supply Chains…

Nina O'Keefe, Joel Rheuben, Jefferi Hamzah Sendut

Australian government mulls new measures to toughen Modern Slavery Act

Australia - August 31 2022 The new Labor government consults on a more muscular approach as landmark legislation undergoes first three-year review On 22 August 2022, the…

Mark Smyth, Timothy Stutt

The Gambia v Myanmar: ICJ pronounces on key issues in international law

Gambia, Myanmar - August 25 2022 On 22 July 2022, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) dismissed all preliminary objections raised by Myanmar against a claim brought by The…

Andrew Cannon