HUMAN RIGHTS DUE DILIGENCE: THE UK GOVERNMENT ISSUES GUIDANCE TO UK COMPANIES DOING BUSINESS IN XINJIANG

On 17 February, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer published an article saying that the UK had issued guidance to UK companies with business links in Xinjiang, where human rights violations are reportedly taking place in Uyghur “re-education camps”.  It aims to ensure that UK companies are not complicit in, nor profiting from, human rights violations in Xinjiang. In this post we consider what the guidance means for UK businesses.

https://sustainability.freshfields.com/post/102gr4g/human-rights-due-diligence-the-uk-government-issues-guidance-to-uk-companies-doi

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/overseas-business-risk-china/overseas-business-risk-china

 

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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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