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.

Blog Post

BHR News Flash: Swiss proposal to impose human rights due diligence requirements reaches the next stage of the legislative process

In December 2017, our blog post discussed how a coalition of Swiss civil society organisations launched the Responsible Business Initiative (“RBI”), i.e. a proposal to amend the ...

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Hogan Lovells Publications

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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Hogan Lovells Publications

BHR 360: highlights from 2017, and what to watch out for in 2018 Hogan Lovells

Welcome to the first edition of BHR 360, our bi-annual Business and Human Rights newsletter. Over the past year the international community has focused its attention on the third pillar of...

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Blog Post

Update on the responsibility to respect human rights and parent company liability: what the Court of Appeal's judgment in Okpabi and others v Royal Dutch Shell Plc and another means for UK multinationals

In the last four months, the Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in two important cases relating to parent company liability and jurisdiction over extra-territorial human rights...

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Published Works

Arbitration: a new forum for business and human rights disputes? Practical Law Arbitration Blog

On 27-29 November 2017, the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights will convene in Geneva. Its central theme: Access to Effective Remedy.

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Published Works

How Should English Domiciled Multinationals Manage their Human Rights Risk in Light of the Judgment in Lungowe v Vedanta? University of Oxford Faculty of Law

Conventionally, the doctrines of separate corporate personality and forum non conveniens insulated English domiciled parent companies from liability for the actions of their foreign...

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