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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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April 4, 2016

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Ranks Large Companies' Human Rights Performance

In March 2016, the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark published its “Pilot Methodology,” revealing plans for a publicly available, comparative, year-on-year “snapshot” of the human rights performance of the largest 500 companies.

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February 8, 2016

Certain Illinois Employers Now Required to Post Human Trafficking Helpline

A new Illinois state law requires certain employers to post notices informing employees and other members of the public of a helpline to assist any person who is subject to human trafficking.

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October 14, 2015

California Laws Are Being Used to Advance Human Rights Claims Based on Global Supply Chain Activities

Recent class actions have claimed that companies have violated California consumer fraud and unfair competition laws resulting from alleged forced labor in their global supply chains.

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September 16, 2015

In Canada, Foreign Workers Seek to Use International Norms as the Standard of Care in Negligence Claims Against Multinationals Operating Overseas

Non-Canadian workers are increasingly suing their employers in Canadian courts for human rights violations allegedly committed outside Canada by the companies themselves or by other entities in their supply chains.

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September 9, 2015

The Advent of Privately Developed Corporate Human Rights Reporting Frameworks

The United Nations' adoption in 2011 of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights signified a growing consensus that corporate entities have a responsibility to account for their operations' impact on human rights.

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