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UN Working Group publishes revised draft of business and human rights treaty: commentary on scope, prevention and legal liability

Global - July 26 2019 On 16 July, a UN working group published a revised draft of its business and human rights treaty (following the “Zero” Draft published in July last…

Julianne Hughes-Jennett.

Private equity funds and liability for human rights impacts: the practical implications of the UK Supreme Court's decision in Vedanta

United Kingdom - May 16 2019 Could private equity funds be liable for human rights breaches by a portfolio company? A recent decision by the UK Supreme Court increases the…

Ed Harris, Julianne Hughes-Jennett.

Vedanta: UK Supreme Court takes the “straitjacket” off claims against parent companies in the English Courts

United Kingdom - April 11 2019 On 10 April 2019, the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in Vedanta Resources PLC and anor. v Lungowe and others [2019] UKSC 20; a long awaited…

Julianne Hughes-Jennett.

The Modern Slavery Act: stricter reporting requirements on the horizon

United Kingdom - January 30 2019 MPs commissioned by the UK Government to review the Modern Slavery Act have published an interim report on the Transparency in Supply Chains Provision…

Julianne Hughes-Jennett.

Jabir and others v. KiK Textilien und Non-Food GmbH - Dortmund court dismisses lawsuit

Germany - January 11 2019 Yesterday, the Regional Court (Landgericht) of Dortmund dismissed the claims in Jabir and others v. KiK Textilien und Non-Food GmbH (Case No. 7 O…

Jonas Poell, Julianne Hughes-Jennett, Lucja Nowak.