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Lawyers as Leaders: Training Videos on Business and Human Rights

This instructional video series shares insights from leading experts and practitioners about the important role of lawyers in the design and management of corporate policies and practices on human rights.

August 2012 | International Bar Association, UN Global Compact

This series of instructional videos provides analysis and commentary from leading experts and practitioners on how lawyers play a critical role in the design and management of corporate policies and practices on human rights. The video are primarily designed for in-house counsel, but of course may be interesting to any lawyer, law student or other viewer interested in business and human rights and the role of legal professionals on this topic.

> Video homepage on IBA website

The video series features:

  • An introduction by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Analysis and commentary by Caroline Rees, (formerly) Director of the Governance and Accountability Program of the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (now President of Shift)
  • Insightful interviews with:
    • Professor John Ruggie, (former) Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on business and human rights
    • Mark Nordstrom, Senior Labor & Employment Counsel, General Electric Company
    • Debra Valentine, Group executive, Legal & Executive Affairs, Rio Tinto Group

Video 1: Introduction

Lawyers as Leaders: human rights module from International Bar Association on Vimeo.

Video 2: Analysis, commentary and case studies

Lawyers as Leaders part 2 from International Bar Association on Vimeo.

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