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Human Rights

Our human rights team brings a balanced, practical, and strategic approach to human rights due diligence in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and leading practices for on the ground implementation.  We work with companies to understand the unique implications of human rights in their operating contexts while seeking to integrate human rights into existing management systems for due diligence and social performance.

 

Our team has long-standing experience in successfully conducting human rights assessments in challenging contexts where political, societal, and cultural sensitivities about human rights may exist.

OUR HUMAN RIGHTS AREAS OF PRACTICE

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Legal and Policy Advice

  • Strategic advice for the implementation of and compliance with business and human rights frameworks and mandatory due diligence laws

  • Gap analysis of national laws and corporate policies in relation to international human rights and labour rights standards

  • Advice to law firms and bar associations on implications and implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

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Business and Human Rights Training

  • Introductory and induction training courses on human rights

  • Advanced courses, workshops and modules for key departments and functions

  • Management and Board training

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Comprehensive human rights due diligence at the site level

  • Development of leadership and governance structures

  • Conducting human rights risk and impact assessments

  • Integrating human rights into environmental and social management systems

  • Developing action plans, indicators and tracking systems

  • Supporting communications and public reporting on human rights

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Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIAs)

  • Stand-alone HRIAs, issue-specific HRIAs, and integrated HRIA/ESIAs

  • Adaptation of recognized HRIA methodologies for company-led and community-led HRIAs

  • Rights-based stakeholder engagement and participation

  • Working with local partner organizations and experts to support HRIAs

  • Communicating and public reporting on HRIA results

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Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR)

  • VPSHR risk assessments, action plans, and implementation strategies

  • VPSHR training for private and public security forces

  • Review and development of standard operating procedures in line with VPSHR

  • Engagement with security forces and other stakeholders about VPSHR risk assessments and implementation

  • Auditing implementation of the VPSHR