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Intl. Bar Association launches public consultation on its draft business & human rights guidance

Author: International Bar Association, Published on: 29 December 2014

“IBA opens global public consultation on its draft business and human rights guidance”, 17 Dec 2014

The International Bar Association (IBA) Business and Human Rights Working Group has opened a global, public consultation on its recently published draft guidance for bar associations and business lawyers on the application of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). All interested stakeholders are invited to submit public comments via a form, which can be downloaded here. The closing date for comments is 1 March 2015…[B]ar associations and lawyers need to understand the UNGPs and address the implications they have for the practice of law…The Draft IBA Guidance…is divided into two working guidance documents: one for business lawyers, both in-house lawyers and external counsel in law firms; and the other for bar associations…Subsequent to any revisions following the results of the public consultation, formal approval and adoption by the IBA Council of the Final Guidance will be sought at the 2015 IBA Annual Conference…

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