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A UN working Group issues draft binding international instrument on Business and Human Rights
  • Volterra Fietta
  • Global
  • September 7 2018

In June 2014, the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva adopted a resolution drafted by Ecuador and South Africa to establish an open-ended


The UK and Canada are taking steps to regulate the area of business and Human Rights (“BHR”)
  • Volterra Fietta
  • United Kingdom, Canada
  • September 7 2018

Multinational businesses are facing increasing pressure to stay abreast of the rapidly developing field of business and human rights law in their home


AAA & Others v. Unilever PLC and Unilever Tea Kenya Limited 2018 EWCA Civ 1532
  • Volterra Fietta
  • United Kingdom
  • July 4 2018

The Court of Appeal in England and Wales has dismissed claims that an English domiciled parent company of an international group owed a duty of care


Animal Science Products v. Hebi Welcome Pharmaceutical
  • Volterra Fietta
  • USA
  • June 14 2018

The United States Supreme Court rules that federal courts are not required to give conclusive effect to a foreign Government’s interpretation of its


Transnational Business and Human Rights: Risks and Rewards
  • Volterra Fietta
  • United Kingdom, Canada
  • May 21 2018

Multinational businesses face new litigation and compliance risks in the rapidly-developing field of transnational human rights law. Courts in both


Jesner et al. v. Arab Bank, PLC - The United States Supreme Court decides that foreign corporations may not be sued under the Alien Tort Statute
  • Volterra Fietta
  • USA
  • April 26 2018

On 24 April 2018, a divided United States Supreme Court (the "Court") held that foreign corporations may not be defendants in suits brought under the


African Union States sign the African Continental Free Trade Area
  • Volterra Fietta
  • Africa
  • April 3 2018

On 21 March 2018, 44 African countries signed the African Continental Free Trade Area ("AfCFTA" or "Zlec") in Kigali, Rwanda. The AfCFTA is a free


ECJ considers whether investor-State arbitration under intra-EU BITs is compatible with EU law
  • Volterra Fietta
  • European Union, Germany
  • March 12 2018

On Tuesday (6 March 2018), the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) gave judgment in Slovak Republic v Achmea BV, C-28416, EU:C:2018:158


Mexico signs ICSID Convention
  • Volterra Fietta
  • Mexico
  • February 14 2018

On 11 January 2018, Mexico became the 162nd country to sign the 1965 Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals


Ecuador adopts a new approach towards foreign investment
  • Volterra Fietta
  • Ecuador
  • January 26 2018

Recent declarations made by members of the newly elected government of Ecuador, headed by President Lenin Moreno, reveal a reversal of the country's