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July 13, 2018

Australia: New South Wales Introduces Law Requiring Companies to Report on Modern Slavery

The Australian State of New South Wales recently passed the Modern Slavery Bill of 2018, which requires covered companies to release an annual statement that details the steps taken to ensure their operations and suppliers do not engage in modern slavery.

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May 10, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Forecloses Liability of Foreign Corporations Under the Alien Tort Statute

On April 24, 2018, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that foreign corporations cannot be sued in the United States under the Alien Tort Statute.

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April 16, 2018

Hong Kong Considers Draft Law Requiring Companies to Report on Modern Slavery

The Hong Kong legislature is currently considering draft legislation which, if enacted, will require certain companies—including those incorporated outside of Hong Kong—to publish a “slavery and human trafficking statement.”

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February 13, 2018

Canada Announces Two New Initiatives To Hold Companies Accountable For Human Rights Violations Abroad

The Canadian Government recently announced two new initiatives to “strengthen Canada’s approach to responsible business conduct for Canadian companies doing business and operating abroad.”

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February 6, 2018

Proposed Act Seeks to Require Large Companies Operating in Australia to Report on Modern Slavery

The Australian Government has announced plans to release draft legislation proposing the introduction of a “modern slavery in supply chains” reporting requirement.

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November 9, 2017

United Nations Continues its Development of a Treaty Imposing Liability on Companies for Human Rights Abuses

An ongoing debate exists regarding the nature and extent to which transnational companies should be held directly and legally liable for human rights impacts.

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March 13, 2017

Dutch and French Legislatures Introduce New Human Rights Due Diligence Reporting Requirements

In February 2017, legislatures in the Netherlands and France took significant steps to implement mandatory due diligence and reporting rules regarding the impact of an employer's operations and supply chains on human rights.

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February 15, 2017

Advancing Human Rights Claims Based on Global Supply Chain Activities: Recent Developments in California and Canada

Courts in California and Canada have emerged as testing grounds for advancing claims of forced labor in global supply chains. The plaintiffs’ approach is to make companies more accountable to “soft law” norms like the UN Guiding Principles.

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January 17, 2017

The U.S. Issues a National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct

On December 16, 2016, the United States launched a National Action Plan (the “U.S. NAP”) on Responsible Business Conduct.

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December 12, 2016

Proposed French Law Would Impose New Due Diligence Obligations on Certain Employers and Their Supply Chains

On November 29, 2016, France’s National Assembly adopted the text of a bill that, if enacted, would create new due diligence obligations for large French companies regarding their subsidiaries’ and supply chain members’ labor practices.

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