Human Rights

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Our team includes highly experienced human rights advisors and world leading dispute resolution specialists, who can be by your side to help you respond effectively, when faced with a crisis, particularly in contexts involving grave risks to human rights such as during periods of armed conflict or civil unrest.

Allegations of involvement in serious human rights abuses can threaten modern business' reputations and business relationships and may also entail civil or criminal liability for corporations, and for their officers and employees.

In a crisis, understanding local and international legal requirements is essential. Bearing in mind the risk of litigation or prosecution, it is critically important that fact finding exercises are carefully managed to ensure that legal privilege is not waived. Open communication with victims and other stakeholders is essential but must be informed by careful prior assessment of the legal risks.

Drawing on our detailed experience working with the architects of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, our decades of practical on-ground experience and our world leading dispute resolution team, we can help you react quickly and appropriately to meet your legal obligations, and ensure you are fully operational as soon as possible.

Insights and updates

Over the last decade, the law on business and human rights has shifted considerably. Instruments...
28th September 2020
The New South Wales ( NSW ) Government has confirmed its intention to harmonise its...
12th June 2020
As momentum builds to require business to check for human rights standards, we assess the...
9th June 2020
A referendum on a Swiss civil society initiative on mandatory human rights and environmental due...

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