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2206, 2016

EU Referendum Vote: Impact of a leave decision on the environment: guest blog

By |June 22nd, 2016|CSR, Sustainability|0 Comments

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EU Referendum Vote: Impact of a leave decision on the environment.

Yusuf Abdi: Law Undergraduate Birkbeck College, University of London

30/05/16

The referendum vote on whether to stay within or leave the EU is upon us. You can be forgiven for losing interest in anything remotely political, since the purveyors of politics are an often unconscientious and deceitful […]

1104, 2016

Barber V Nestle

By |April 11th, 2016|CLT Monthly legal insights|0 Comments

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Why does company disclosure matter under the Modern Slavery Act? Lessons from California and the Barber V Nestle USA Case (Class action alleging disclosure on pet food should have revealed modern slavery)
The US has seen a wave of lawsuits arising companies alleging that their products have been made by slaves. One of the latest […]

802, 2016

Modern Slavery in Supply Chains: what questions do I ask?

By |February 8th, 2016|Modern Day Slavery|0 Comments

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Questions raised on how a business is managing human trafficking or modern day slavery in their supply chains are usually met with one of three responses: an appreciation of the issue and a statement that they are trying to tackle the problem; caginess or complete lack of understanding about the problem.

The requirement under Section 54 […]

1801, 2016

#Wearyourwardrobe: what’s it got to do with modern slavery?

By |January 18th, 2016|Publications|0 Comments

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11h00 pm, January, sales. I am about to press the pay button for a new pair of boots. Anyone that knows me will know that shoes are just one of the things that I am victim to in the fashion world. Not a lot of money this pair (well compared to the full price). Nice. […]

801, 2016

2016: What key environmental and human rights trends can we expect for companies?

By |January 8th, 2016|Publications|1 Comment

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2015 was in many ways a seminal year globally in relation to environmental and human rights issues. It was a year where the world witnessed unprecedented environmental issues related to climate change. The year marked the first time the globe ended a year with average temperatures reaching 1°C above pre-industrial levels. Whilst COP 21 was […]

2112, 2015

How will an EU Conflict Minerals Regulation potentially affect SMEs and larger companies?

By |December 21st, 2015|CLT Monthly legal insights|0 Comments

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A regulation on conflict minerals has been on the EU agenda for some time. In June 2013, a public consultation on a possible initiative on responsible sourcing of minerals originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas came to a close.

In March 2015, a draft regulation was proposed by the EU Commission. Business personnel may have been […]

2111, 2015

What business can learn from the BP Gulf of Mexico spill

By |November 21st, 2015|CLT Monthly legal insights|0 Comments

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Recent decision on the BP Gulf of Mexico spill
The recent New Orleans court decision on whether BP was negligent for the Deepwater Horizon blowout that killed 11 workers and led to 4.2 millions of barrels of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico in September 2014 holds some interesting lessons for business. The court found […]

1911, 2015

Supply chain human rights…

By |November 19th, 2015|supply chains|0 Comments

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A year ago, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) drew up a new protocol that held governments responsible for ending human rights abuse in their labour markets. Humphrey Hawksley, who has reported extensively on trade issues, says it will be a slow process, but the manner in which global trade has historically treated people may soon […]