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Magic circle firms draw up first human rights policies

Author: Rebecca Lowe, Intl. Bar Association, Published on: 14 January 2013

Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are in the process of formulating human rights strategies to comply with the Guiding Principles for Businesses and Human Rights...Other firms, including Herbert Smith Freehills and Allen & Overy, are understood to be in the early stages of discussions over how to formalise their human rights compliance...The Guiding Principles were endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council in June 2011, and hundreds of companies have since used them as a benchmark for their CSR policies. Yet not a single law firm in the world is currently believed to have a human rights policy of its own. [also refers to Foley Hoag, Slaughter and May]

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Related companies: Allen & Overy Clifford Chance Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Herbert Smith Freehills (formerly Herbert Smith)