On 19th March, law firm Clifford Chance published a paper in which the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights and Clifford Chance consider developments around the world, focusing on what companies need to know to position themselves to navigate the changing legal landscape.  It says that elements of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights are now embedded in legal requirements in several jurisdictions – new laws in this area are likely to emerge in the coming years.  It also says that businesses that are already working seriously to implement respect for human rights in their organisations are likely to be well-placed to meet new legal requirements, and those that are not already working to implement respect for human rights should start now.  The paper summarises the key human rights-related legal initiatives to date.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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