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Professor Stresses Role of Lawyers in 'Civilising Globalisation'

I think for corporations, the issue of human rights has been in the forefront for some time, particularly for those with big names...For the lawyers who advise them, the matter has not been as front and central...In many ways it's ironic that the focus is on...bigger companies. Yes, they do bad as well as good, but the real problem for the corporate world, and ultimately for lawyers, will be how you deal with those who don't have reputations, that aren't big enough --often the subcontractors and the sub-subcontractors of the big firms themselves. [refers to Shell, Drummond, Cisco, Yahoo!, Google, Microsoft]

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