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Uses of UN Guiding Principles: Legal organizations

UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
- Uses by legal organizations


  • Additional references to Guiding Principles by legal organizations & others before they were endorsed in June 2011: see this page of the portal on UN Special Representative John Ruggie's work
  • Applications of UN "Protect, Respect and Remedy" framework by legal organizations and others, identified by Special Representative Ruggie during his mandate (Jul 2005-Jun 2011): click here




"Magic circle firms draw up first human rights policies", Rebecca Lowe, Intl. Bar Association, 14 Jan 2013


"The UN Guiding Principles: Practical Implications for Business Lawyers", John F. Sherman, In-House Defense Quarterly, Winter 2013


"The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: the implications for enterprises and their lawyers", Jonathan Bonnitcha, London School of Economics in Business and Human Rights Review, Autumn 2012


"Final report: International civil litigation for human rights violations", Intl. Law Association, 2012
- also provided Sofia Guidelines on best practices for intl. civil litigation for human rights violations



"UN Guiding Principles: ABA [American Bar Association] steps up to the bar", John F Sherman, Lawyers for Better Business, 14 Feb 2012




“Law Firms' Implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights: Discussion Paper, Advocates for Intl. Development (A4ID) Nov 2011

Document de travail d’A4ID : « Mise en œuvre des Principes directeurs relatifs aux entreprises et aux droits de l'homme dans les cabinets d’avocats »
, Advocates for Intl. Development (A4ID), traduit par RR Donnelley - Global Translation Services, novembre 2011 



Documento de trabajo de A4ID: “Implementación de los Principios Rectores sobre Derechos Humanos y Empresas por los bufetes de abogados”, A4ID, traducido por RR Donnelley - Global Translation Services, noviembre 2011




Documento de trabalho da A4ID: «Implementação dos Princípios Orientadores sobre Empresas e Direitos Humanos pelas Sociedades de Advogados», Advocates for International Development (A4ID), Traduzido pela RR Donnelley - Global Translation Services, novembro 2011




ورقة نقاشية حول محامون من أجل التنمية الدولية (A4ID): "تطبيق شركات المحاماة للمبادئ التوجيهية بشأن الأعمال التجارية وحقوق الإنسان"
Advocates for Intl. Development (A4ID) محامون من أجل التنمية الدولية ترجمة RR Donnelley - Global Translation Services, نوفمبر 2011




Применение руководящих принципов в области бизнеса и прав человека в юридических фирмах: Документ для обсуждения, A4ID, Перевод RR Donnelley - Global Translation Services, Ноябрь 2011




A4ID讨论稿:“律师事务所实施《商业和人权指导原则》”, 国际发展倡导组织 (Advocates for Intl. Development), 由当纳利(RR Donnelley - Global Translation Services)提供翻译