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18 Jul 2017

International Bar Association

IBA Handbook for lawyers on business and human rights

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This handbook brings together in one place a diverse collection of educational resources relating to the roles and responsibilities of [primairly corporate mergers and acquisitions transactions as well as commercial transactions] legal practitioners with respect to business and human rights, including background context and explanation, case scenarios, discussion exercises, frequently asked questions (FAQs), sample checklists and further reading and resources.

It is designed to encourage reflection and discussion about:

  • the various ways in which human rights risks can be relevant to different areas of legal practice;

  • how lawyers can respond to those risks, in the context of a lawyer-client relationship, through the provision of legal advice and services that are aligned with broader risk management and human rights perspectives...