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10 December 2015

Safe and enabling operating environment is important for both human rights defenders and businesses, says ISHR's director

Author: Phil Lynch, Director, International Service for Human Rights

"Business and human rights defenders: A safe and enabling operating environment for all", 10 Dec 2015...

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7 August 2013

Top City firms aim to develop human rights principles to guide work [UK]

Author: Sam Chadderton, Legal Futures (UK)

Some of the country’s biggest law firms are moving closer to establishing stand-alone human rights policies, it has emerged. Whereas many firms claim to have embedded UN guiding principles on business and human rights into their corporate and social...

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14 January 2013

Magic circle firms draw up first human rights policies

Author: Rebecca Lowe, Intl. Bar Association

Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are in the process of formulating human rights strategies to comply with the Guiding Principles for Businesses and Human Rights...Other firms, including Herbert Smith Freehills and Allen ...

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7 December 2011

The Global Lawyer: How Not to Be an Evil Law Firm

Author: Michael D. Goldhaber, American Lawyer Daily [USA]

Once upon a time, a law firm could assuage its guilt by seeking asylum for a Tibetan monk or, if there were no pro bono hours to spare, cutting a check to a Tibetan charity. Then global law firms reached a new level of consciousness, which all too...

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7 June 2010

Millennium development goals: Profit has a place at the base of the pyramid

Author: Sarah Murray, Financial Times

The death in April of C.K. Prahalad, the academic who identified the “fortune at the bottom of the pyramid”, was a loss to many – and particularly those who believe business has a role in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)...However, Mr...

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1 July 2009

Businesses regret links with slavery

Author: Carola Hoyos, Financial Times

Rothschild…and Freshfields…have become the first UK businesses to say they “greatly regret” their links with slavery. The acknowledgments and expressions of regret came after the Financial Times published previously unexamined documents showing that N...

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22 November 2007

Freshfields drops claim against ex-partner [UK]

Author: Michael Peel, Financial Times

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, the law firm, yesterday dropped its attempt to win legal costs from a former partner it defeated in a high-profile and increasingly bad-tempered age discrimination case. The firm said it would withdraw the claim against...

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9 July 2007

City lawyer in age-discrimination battle

Author: Michael Herman, Times [UK]

One of the legal world’s most eagerly awaited spectacles for years is to start at an employment tribunal today when a senior City lawyer accuses his former partners of age discrimination. Peter Bloxham, the 54-year-old former head of restructuring for...

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9 July 2007

UK: Suit against law firm Freshfields to put age-discrimination law to the test

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4 September 2006

Global thinking: Doing the right thing is good for business

Author: Noreena Hertz, in New Statesman

The renowned international law firm [Freshfields] was asked by the United Nations Environment Program to check whether pension funds, public and private insurance companies and mutual funds could incorporate environmental, social and governance issues...

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