New Business and Human Rights Guidance for Lawyers

23 October 2014

Key takeaways:

  • The IBA has issued draft guidance for legal professionals on the implementation of the UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, providing separate guidance for bar associations and also business lawyers working as in-house counsel and in law firms.
  • The IBA’s Guidance includes consideration of how lawyers can integrate the Guiding Principles into the practice of law, both in respect of advice to clients and within their own business practices.
  • The draft guidance will be piloted until late 2015 before being reviewed and finalised by the IBA’s Business and Human Rights Working Group.