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IBA BHR Training - Washington DC

25 Sep 2023 Paul Hastings, Washington, USA

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The International Bar Association (IBA) Business Human Rights Committee and the IBA Legal Policy & Research Unit (LPRU) have announced free, in-person training sessions on business and human rights (BHR) for in-house lawyers and corporate counsel on business and human rights (BHR) to promote respect for human rights while mitigating business risk and enhancing market viability. The sessions will take place in cities across the United States from 18–25 September 2023.

To assist corporate counsel navigate an increasingly complicated environmental, social, corporate governance (ESG) and human rights environment, the main focus of the sessions will be the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) – designed to educate business lawyers on international human rights law obligations as they apply to a company’s value chain.  

Places are limited. Registration is essential.

During the three-hour training sessions, participants will gain an understanding of human rights in a business setting through time spent with experts who will highlight case studies and share their knowledge and experiences. Via group participation and shared experience, participants will learn how best to incorporate the UNGPs into their workstreams and operations.

Following the US training, the IBA plans to roll out the sessions to other locations around the globe.

Address any queries to: lara.douvartzidis@int-bar.org
Project Lawyer and BHR Training Co-Coordinator, IBA LPRU