Human Rights in Context

Practical toolbox to help ensure companies respect human rights

November 20, 2020 Season 1 Episode 8
Human Rights in Context
Practical toolbox to help ensure companies respect human rights
Show Notes

With Susi Bascon, Director of Peace Brigades International (PBI) UK, and from Simmons and Simmons, Victoria Channing, Pro Bono Manager and Chris Owen, who heads up the firm’s business and human rights team and is one of the Partners responsible for pro bono.

PBI UK is a world-leading NGO working to protect human rights defenders and provide life-saving support in some of the world's most dangerous countries.  https://peacebrigades.org.uk/

Simmons and Simmons is an international law firm with expertise in multiple areas including business and human rights. https://www.simmons-simmons.com/

This episode examines the toolbox developed by Simmons and Simmons on behalf of Peace Brigades International for defenders working on business and human rights. We examine the duties for companies to respect human rights and explore the Toolbox that builds on the obligations of companies to respect human rights, as set out in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

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