[PDF] Summary of Panel Discussion: “The Ruggie Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: What Do They Mean for Lawyers?” [UK]

Author: Law Society [UK], Published on: 1 January 2011

Going forward, lawyers should: 1. Plan for further regulatory change – although the Principles are currently non- binding, consider the possibility of further legal and regulatory change; 2. Stay abreast of soft law initiatives – soft law initiatives such as industry codes of conduct and standards are becoming industry norms and lawyers should be aware of the latest developments in these areas; and 3.Expect civil society to play a role – NGOs have standing to bring complaints under such mechanisms as the National Contact Point of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

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