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Working up from Zero: Initial Negotiations on the “Zero Draft” treaty on Business and Human Rights
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Global
  • October 31 2018

The UN intergovernmental working group tasked with developing a binding international treaty on business and human rights recently concluded its


Blockchain: A new frontier in supply chain management
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Global
  • September 28 2018

The concept of human rights due diligence is at the heart of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (“UNGPs“) and is finding its way


Managing human rights risk
  • Hogan Lovells
  • 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


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


Respecting Human Rights in the Energy and Natural Resources Sector
  • Hogan Lovells
  • 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


BHR News Flash: Swiss proposal to impose human rights due diligence requirements reaches the next stage of the legislative process
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Switzerland
  • May 24 2018

In December 2017, our blog post discussed how a coalition of Swiss civil society organisations launched the Responsible Business Initiative (“RBI”), i


Parent company liability and human rights - new claims against mining company filed in the English courts
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • May 14 2018

On 16 April, proceedings were issued in the English courts against Gemfields Limited, a London-based mining company, in relation to allegations of


Amendments to the Proceeds of Crime Act and the new Sanctions and Anti-money Laundering Bill: the UK’s answer to the Global Magnitsky Act?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • May 14 2018

Following the use of a nerve agent in Salisbury earlier this year, there were calls for the UK to adopt a British equivalent to the US Global


Canada steps up human rights oversight of companies operating abroad
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Canada
  • January 22 2018

Last week, Canada announced the creation of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE), an independent officer who will be tasked


Switzerland: The next frontier for mandatory human rights due diligence?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Switzerland
  • December 1 2017

Proposals are being considered to amend the Swiss constitution to require mandatory human rights due diligence for companies based in Switzerland