Practice

Business and Human Rights

Would you know if your business was involved in child labour, privacy violations or another human rights impact? What about a supplier or business partner?

Representative experience

Advising a multinational energy company in relation to a criminal investigation into alleged complicity in war crimes.

Advising a telecommunications company on the human rights risk arising out of their contractual relationships with international partners.

Advising a technology company on a criminal investigation into human rights impacts arising out of the use of their equipment in a conflict.

Advising global corporations in a range of industries on compliance with the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Advising global telecommunications company on scope of disclosure requirements under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

Advising Vodafone, Telenor, and the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue (TID) on pioneering multijurisdictional reports.

Advising Shell in defending claims brought in the English courts in relation to two operational oil spills in the Niger Delta.

Representing Talisman in U.S. proceedings under the ATCA arising out of claims of alleged complicity in war crimes in Sudan.

Training for Ugandan business leaders on how to reduce human rights risk in collaboration with the UN Global Compact.

Advising a multinational energy company on the jurisdiction of the English courts to hear human rights claims against it.

Advising global food company in class action brought in U.S. courts under the Alien Tort Statute.

Hogan Lovells Publications

Companies should beware of hidden supply chain dangers - North Korean labor ACER Alert

On 23 July 2018, several U.S. agencies, including the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), published an...

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Respecting human rights in the energy sector

How does the responsibility to respect human rights apply to companies operating in the Energy and Natural Resources Sector?  How does this relate to hard legal risk at a domestic and...

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Parent company liability – Court of Appeal upholds decision rejecting jurisdiction over claims brought against Unilever by victims of post-election violence in Kenya

On 4 July 2018, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in AAA & Ors. v Unilever PLC and Unilever Tea Kenya Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 1532, dismissing an appeal by victims of the 2007...

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Published Works

Business and human rights Business Essentials

What is the relevance to the energy and natural resources sector?

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Australia set to join the global fight against modern slavery

The world is slowly taking action against modern slavery. Since the UK introduced the Modern Slavery Act (the UK Act) in 2015, a number of countries have followed suit with their own...

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One year after the enactment of French law, is your company vigilant enough to avoid civil liability?

On 27 March 2017, France went one step further than other countries by adopting "hard" law on human rights with the very broad Law on the "duty of vigilance of the parent companies and main ...

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