Business and Human Rights for Legal Practitioners

Date(s) - 07/05

Contact Name
Evalin Olson

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A 25 hours Programme from July 5 to 16

With just 10 years left to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it is critical that the potential role of the law and lawyers in driving progress towards the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is realised.

The private sector is increasingly integrating the SDGs into their business practice in order to better manage their risks, build positions in growth markets, and strengthen their supply chains. As companies seek advice about the legal and regulatory implications of aligning themselves with the goals, the UNGPs and the SDGs are fast becoming an emerging area of practice for lawyers to provide responsible advice to corporate clients.