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Journalist welcomes Intl. Bar Association's UN Guiding Principles guidance for lawyers

"Human Rights Guidance for Corporate Lawyers", 3 Nov 2014

...Yet, despite playing major roles in drafting, advising and acting on the Guiding Principles, lawyers had thus far been offered little help understanding the impact of the Guiding Principles on their work. Last week, the International Bar Association (IBA) did its part to rectify that, issuing guidance — the first of its kind — to bar associations, private lawyers and law firms about how to integrate the Guiding Principles into their work. This is a welcome first step in what should be a broad discussion among lawyers and bar associations regarding the role of lawyers in the implementation of the Guiding Principles...[T]he IBA explores the human rights obligations that arise from a law firm's provision of legal services and advice to business clients... The IBA ends on a collaborative note, suggesting that law firms and lawyers, "when acting collectively, are likely to be able to assert much greater leverage than they can alone."...

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