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“Specific Instances” under OECD Guidelines - What can financial institutions learn from the recent ANZ case on providing finance to a company engaged in human rights abuses

OECD, Global - November 26 2018 The Australian National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (“AusNCP”), which handles “specific instances” relating to...

iris Karaman, Julianne Hughes-Jennett.


Managing human rights risk

United Kingdom - September 27 2018 Human rights risk is a legal risk, and businesses should carefully consider how they manage this risk in their corporate structures and third party...

Marjun Parcasio, Julianne Hughes-Jennett.


UN treaty on business and human rights: Working Group publishes draft instrument

Global - July 26 2018 On 19 July, the UN working group tasked with elaborating an international, legally binding instrument on business and human rights published the text...

Alison Berthet, Julianne Hughes-Jennett.


Respecting Human Rights in the Energy and Natural Resources Sector

Global - July 17 2018 Criminal liability for complicity in murder, torture and war crimes; civil liability running to hundreds of millions of dollars: courts around the...

Warren Beech, Julianne Hughes-Jennett.


Parent company liability - Court of Appeal upholds decision rejecting jurisdiction over claims brought against Unilever by victims of post-election violence in Kenya

United Kingdom, Kenya - July 5 2018 On 4 July 2018, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in AAA & Ors. v Unilever PLC and Unilever Tea Kenya Limited 2018 EWCA Civ 1532, dismissing...

Julianne Hughes-Jennett.