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Business and Human Rights

What is the human rights footprint of your business? Are you at risk of causing, contributing, or being linked to adverse human rights impacts at home or abroad? What is your responsibility to respect human rights and to investigate and remedy any adverse impacts? The business and human rights lawyers at Hogan Lovells can help you answer these and many other questions about your human rights responsibility as a business.

"Soft" guiding principles on business and human rights developed by the United Nations and other international bodies are hardening into law in many countries, often with extraterritorial reach. Businesses face the challenge of understanding and navigating what their human rights obligations are and how to meet them head on.

Our cross-jurisdictional team is here to advise you every step of the way: from human rights impact assessments and due diligence, to practical advice on compliance with disclosure, reporting and other obligations, and investigations and crisis management. Our first goal is to reduce the risk of a human rights impact and help you to avoid litigation. But our human rights disputes lawyers also stand ready to assist you in defending human rights claims, drawing on their broad experience of human rights litigation in both civil and criminal proceedings in both domestic and international fora.

We provide sector-specific advice on a range of human rights issues. From the right to privacy in the telecommunications sector to how the responsibility to respect human rights applies to providers of financial services, our deep industry knowledge helps us deliver advice that is sensitive to your business environment. 

We also offer human rights training, to help you translate policy into practice through internal capacity-building.

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Representative experience

Advising a multinational energy company in relation to a criminal investigation into alleged complicity in violations of international humanitarian law.

Advising global corporations in a range of industries on compliance with the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Advising global telecommunications company on scope of disclosure requirements under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

Advising Vodafone, Telenor, and the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue (TID) on pioneering multijurisdictional reports as part of their implementation of the UNGPs.

Advising Shell in defending claims brought in the English courts by members of the Bodo community in relation to two operational oil spills in the Niger Delta.

Representing Talisman in U.S. proceedings under the Alien Tort Statute arising out of claims of alleged complicity in violations of human rights in Sudan.

Training for Ugandan business leaders on how to reduce human rights risk in collaboration with the UN Global Compact.

Advising a multinational energy company on the jurisdiction of the English courts to hear claims against it arising out of a terrorist attack committed overseas.

Advising global food company in class action brought in U.S. courts under the Alien Tort Statute.

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