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Our latest news and updates about putting the Guiding Principles into practice.


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John Ruggie to Develop Independent Recommendations on Human Rights for FIFA

December 15, 2015

Shift will support Ruggie's independent review and recommendations for FIFA on human rights.

Business and Human Rights Guidance for Bar Associations Adopted by IBA

November 18, 2015

Guidance includes steps for bar associations and law societies to implement as part of increasing awareness about business and human rights for the legal profession.

Shift Contributions to National Action Plans in the UK, US and Germany

August 29, 2015

Shift has recently submitted formal comments and spoken at hearings on National Action Plans.

First Comprehensive Guidance for Companies on Human Rights Reporting Launches in London

February 25, 2015

The UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework lays out 31 questions for companies to answer about how they are managing human rights.

New Guidance for Companies on How to Respect the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation

January 17, 2015

Shift supported the development of the guidance, which aims to provide practical measures companies can take based on real-world practice.

UK FRC Issues Guidance on Human Rights Reporting for UK Listed Companies

June 9, 2014

Shift contributed comments on the draft guidance.

International Bar Association Takes Up UN Guiding Principles

May 14, 2014

The IBA has created a Business and Human Rights Working Group to help bars and law societies raise awareness of the importance of the Guiding Principles for lawyers.

UK Law Society Advisory Group Urges Implementation of UN Guiding Principles

March 27, 2014

The Advisory Group’s report outlines the business case for law firms to meet their responsibility to respect human rights, and calls on the Law Society to provide guidance for lawyers on how to advise clients on human rights.

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