Human Rights in UK Law
Human Rights and Global Supply Chains
Fashion retailers need to be vigilant to prevent human rights abuses in their supply chains whilst complying with their legal obligations. The UK’s Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Right...
Government statistics on Human Rights judgments published
The Ministry of Justice (“MoJ“) yesterday published its annual report, Responding to human rights judgments (the “Report“). The Report sets out the Government’s position on the implementation of h...
Retroactive Corporate Liability for Human Rights Abuses
New UK asset forfeiture law empowers prosecutors to seize assets held by companies that have unknowingly benefited from, or assisted, gross human rights abuses—even in the past. The new law crea...
Equality and Human Rights Commission publishes helpful new human rights guidance for businesses
The Equality and Human Rights Commission recently published new guidance that outlines, in a practical and accessible way, how company boards can ensure that their companies meet UK and internation...
European Court of Human Rights Says Bulk Interception Is Not a Violation of Human Rights
On May 25, 2021, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights handed down its judgement in the case of Big Brother Watch and Others v. the United Kingdom, determining that the former sur...
UK Imposes First Global Human Rights Sanctions
As we’ve discussed previously, in 2018, the UK enacted the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act (the Act), allowing it to impose its own post-Brexit autonomous sanctions regime. On July 6, 2020,...
International Business and Human Rights Arbitration Proposal Gains Momentum
Between November 27-29, over 2,000 delegates gathered in Geneva to attend the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights. The central theme of this year’s Forum was “Realizing Access to Effective Remedy...
Business and Human Rights - Recent IBA Guidance for Lawyers
Lawyers must have the intersection of business and human rights at the front of their minds, and in-house counsel are no exception. Human rights risks transcend borders and industries, and may lead...
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