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[PDF] Corporate Law Project: Overarching trends and observations

Author: UN Special Representative John Ruggie, Published on: 5 July 2010

Corporate and securities law directly shapes what companies do and how they do it…The two are often viewed as distinct legal and policy spheres, populated by different communities of practice. Accordingly, in early 2009, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary‐General (SRSG) on Business and Human Rights announced his Corporate Law Project (CL Project). It involved…corporate law firms from around the world helping on a pro bono basis to identify whether and how corporate and securities law in over 40 jurisdictions currently encourages companies to respect human rights…To the SRSG’s knowledge this project is the first in‐depth, multi‐jurisdictional exploration of the links between corporate and securities law and human rights. [over 40 individual jurisdictions researched: Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Australia, China (incl. Hong Kong), India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, USA, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia.]

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