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Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: new reports on the U.S. National Action Plan on Responsible Business…more
| Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

French National Assembly Adopts Corporate Duty of Vigilance Law

On February 21, 2017, the French National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) adopted proposed legislation defining a duty of vigilance for parent companies and their subcontractors. The law provides that multinational firms…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - February 2017

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: a federal court decision holding that U.S.-based companies may be…more
| Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

SEC Issues a Call for Comments on All Aspects of the Conflict Minerals Rule

On January 31, the Acting Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), Michael Piwowar, issued an call for comments with regard to the conflict minerals rule. The rule was originally adopted by the SEC in August…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

The Fall of Section 1504: Congress Votes to Repeal the Revenue Transparency Rule

Congress passed a joint resolution this week expressing its disapproval of the revenue transparency rule issued last June by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The rule, issued pursuant to Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: expected efforts by the U.S. Congress to repeal the Securities and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: updates on litigation in the Doe v. Nestle case; a private members’…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, International Law & Trade

Litigation Update: Plaintiffs Survive Motion to Dismiss in Case Involving Claims of Forced Labor in Corporate Supply Chains

January 11 2017 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and therefore a good time to revisit some recent litigation developments. On November 9, a date on which most of the American media was focused on the Presidential…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, International Law & Trade, Personal Injury

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - December 2016

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: IHRB’s annual list of the Top 10 business and human rights issues…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Government to Release Its National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct

On Friday, December 16, the Government of the United States will release its long-awaited National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct. …more
| Agriculture, Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Government Contracting, International Law & Trade

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: new reports on the corporate responsibility to respect human rights;…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Key Points Regarding the New European Union Conflict Minerals Agreement

On November 22, the Presidency of the European Council and the European Parliament announced agreement on the text of a new conflict minerals regulation. The agreement is based on the “political understanding” that was…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Five on Friday – Special Post-Election Edition

It’s Friday and time for an overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post is focused entirely on responses to the recent election of Donald Trump as the next…more
| Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Environmental Law

Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance: Practical Approaches to Integration

This is the final post in a series of posts reflecting excerpts from a chapter that I authored on corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) for the Corporate Legal Compliance Handbook. Originally published in Wolters Kluwer…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely: October 2016 #2

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: the first annual report from the U.K. Anti-Slavery Commissioner; a…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade
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