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.
November 18, 2015
The governing body of the International Bar Association (IBA) has adopted the IBA Business and Human Rights Guidance for Bar Associations ("IBA Guidance for Bar Associations") as part of the IBA’s continued efforts to support international lawyers who advise business clients on the various laws, policies and standards that promote business respect for human rights. The Guidance was developed with the support of the IBA Business and Human Rights Working Group, which is chaired by General Counsel and Senior Advisor John S. Sherman.
The IBA Guidance for Bar Associations is intended to increase the awareness and understanding of lawyers advising clients on the relevance of business and human rights and the Guiding Principles.
The IBA Guidance for Bar Associations is an advisory and non-exhaustive set of steps for bar associations and law societies to develop and implement in an overall strategy for increasing awareness of the relevance of business and human rights for the legal profession through education, training, capacity building and advocacy.