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The ALRC recommendations on criminal responsibility and transnational offending – a sign of things to come?
Insight 30 Sep 2020

The ALRC Report contains a comprehensive review of federal criminal laws and how they apply to companies. It also indicates that federal criminal law may have a role to play in the regulation of human rights impacts arising in the context of international operations of Australian corporations. ...

Tracking the modern slavery landscape: recent developments
Insight 23 Sep 2020

An update on developments in the modern slavery compliance space, with a focus on emerging trends in activism, legislative reform and litigation, and the impacts of COVID-19. ...

Private parties in the UN – a new remedy ecosystem for alleged human rights and environmental impacts
Insight 15 Sep 2020

Recent complaints show how NGOs and civil society groups are using UN-level human rights grievance mechanisms as a growing part of their toolkit to influence corporate behaviour and seek remedy for allegedly affected parties. ...

New EU mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence regime
Insight 01 Jun 2020

The European Commission has announced it will introduce a legislative initiative in 2021 on mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence for certain companies. ...

State of trade: COVID-19's impacts on trade regulation and supply chain risks
Insight 25 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many aspects of international commerce, and will continue do so for some time. In this Insight, we discuss three critical trade-related impacts of the pandemic on Australian businesses. ...

The new Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration – effective remedy or strange chimera?
Insight 10 Feb 2020

The recently launched Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration are an innovative framework for the resolution of business and human rights disputes through international arbitration. We look at how they operate and why companies might elect to arbitrate under the new regime. ...

Australian Human Rights Commission proposes mandatory human rights approach for artificial intelligence
Insight 31 Jan 2020

The Australian Human Rights Commission ( AHRC ) has published a discussion paper on proposals to legislate for a human rights approach to artificial intelligence ( AI ) systems. If adopted by the ...

Australia's Modern Slavery Act – one year on
Insight 11 Dec 2019

Australia's modern slavery reporting regime was introduced one year ago, and 2020 will see the first set of modern slavery statements published by reporting entities. This is, therefore, a timely ...

The wait is over: Equator Principles 4 is here
Insight 25 Nov 2019

The Equator Principles Association unveiled the finalised fourth version of the Equator Principles (EP4) on 18 November 2019. Set for an effective date of 1 July 2020, EP4 heightens requirements for designated OECD countries and tightens due diligence assessments with a greater focus on human rights, climate change and biodiversity. While there are many improvements and refinements from the draft we reviewed in June, the only potentially material change is a compromise on the 'free prior and informed consent' requirement for affected Indigenous communities. ...

What you need to know about the draft Equator Principles 4
Insight 11 Jul 2019

This insight explores the potential impact of changes proposed in the consultation draft of Equator Principles 4 which entails a greater focus on climate change, human rights and social risk. ...

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