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France's Law on the Corporate Duty of Vigilance: A Practical and Multidimensional Analysis in English

One year ago, law No. 2017-399 of 27 March 2017 on the corporate duty of vigilance for parent and instructing companies (the "Law") entered into force. As the first vigilance plans are now being published, the Law still raises a number of questions, both in France and abroad, as to its interpretation and implementation.
In honour of the Law's anniversary, and in order to contribute to a better understanding of the Law for a global audience, a series of French articles published in the International Review of Compliance and Business Ethics [Revue Internationale de la Compliance et de l'Ethique des Affaires] have been translated into English by the authors.
This publication assembled and edited by Stéphane Brabant and Elsa Savourey delves into several specific issues related to the Law providing a practical and multidimensional perspective. Taking a multi-stakeholder approach, this publication includes articles from academics, lawyers dedicated to the practice of business and human rights, NGOs representing victims of economic crimes, and international companies committed to implementing socially responsible practices. The authors provide their own views on the Law.

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