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Business and Human Rights 

Demonstrating respect for human rights is increasingly important for businesses. We have been at the forefront of this emerging area and have the experience, perspective and innovative approach necessary to help you meet its challenges.

Showing respect for human rights, and implementing robust policies and processes to identify, prevent or mitigate adverse human rights impacts, are increasingly relevant to investor relations, brand management, access to finance, and to minimise the risk of litigation and reputational damage. When managed successfully, these can be a significant brand and business enabler.

Over recent years, there has been widespread business convergence around ‘soft law’ human rights principles and standards, such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. In light of these, many businesses are refining their human rights policy commitments, and implementing them in earnest through due diligence processes, impact assessments and compliance systems.

At Linklaters we have been at the forefront of advising on these emerging themes. Click on the banners below for more information.

  • Human rights reporting
  • UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and other 'soft' law standards
  • Human Rights policies
  • Managing supply chain risks
  • Human rights due diligence and impact assessment
  • Compliance systems and risk management
  • Human rights and major projects


Rachel Barrett

Managing Associate

(44 20) 7456 5414

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