Debevoise Authors UN Commissioned Report “UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights at 10”


LONDON, July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A worldwide workforce from Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has authored a landmark report (the “Debevoise UNGPs Report”) at the side of the ‘UNGPs 10+‘ challenge, which marks ten years for the reason that adoption of the United Nations Guiding Rules on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) by the UN Human Rights Council in 2011.

Commissioned by the United Nations Working Group on the difficulty of human rights and transnational firms and different enterprise enterprises (“UN Working Group”), the Debevoise UNGPs report examines how judicial and quasi-judicial our bodies throughout the globe have used and referred to the UNGPs in reaching their choices.

Masking greater than 50 nationwide jurisdictions and 10 worldwide and regional courts, tribunals and treaty our bodies, the Debevoise UNGPs Report offers a complete overview of the related choices, in addition to broader developments within the enterprise and human rights sphere. It additionally identifies regional and worldwide tendencies, and predicts how the usage of the UNGPs by nationwide and worldwide courts and tribunals would possibly evolve sooner or later.

The Debevoise UNGPs Report was developed and printed as a part of the UN Working Group’s personal report, “Guiding Rules on Business and Human Rights at 10: Taking Inventory of the First Decade”, which evaluates the primary ten years of the UNGPs’ implementation.

The Debevoise UNGPs Report shall be formally introduced to the UN Human Rights Council’s 47th session in assist of the UN Working Group’s report.

The total 264 web page report will be accessed right here.

The report was drafted by a workforce of greater than 60 legal professionals from Debevoise’s workplaces throughout the globe. The lead authors had been companions David W. Rivkin and Samantha Rowe, senior advisor Deborah Enix-Ross, associates Emily Austin, Sophia Burton, Aymeric Dumoulin, Nelson Goh, Rhianna Hoover, Merryl Lawry-White, Nadya Rouben, Katherine Seifert and Ashika Singh, trainee affiliate Jesse Hope, and professional bono supervisor Marika Somero. The Debevoise workforce was supported by colleagues at legislation corporations in different jurisdictions world wide (see full record right here).

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