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IBA Issues Groundbreaking Practical Guide on Business and Human Rights for Business Lawyers

Guidance is designed to help bar associations and business lawyers understand the Guiding Principles, how they can be relevant to the advice they provide to clients, and their potential implications for law firms as business enterprises.

June 8, 2016

Shift supported the development of the guidance | Jump to the guidance

This news announcement originally appeared on the International Bar Association website.

Also see: Guest Viewpoint on the guidance from IBA President David W. Rivkin

The International Bar Association (IBA) has endorsed groundbreaking guidance for business lawyers on how to practice law with respect for human rights. On May 28, 2016, the IBA Council, the organization’s governing body, voted by majority to adopt the IBA Practical Guide on Business and Human Rights for Business Lawyers during its mid-year meeting in Barcelona. Shift Senior Advisor and Legal Counsel John F. Sherman III chairs the IBA Business and Human Rights Working Group, which developed the guide over an 18-month global consultation process.

Read the complete news announcement here | See our resource library section on the UNGPs for lawyers

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