Getting the Deal Through: Business & Human Rights 2020
Getting the Deal Through: Business & Human Rights 2020

The following In-house Advisor practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Getting the Deal Through: Business & Human Rights 2020
  • Jurisdictions covered
  • Questions

Jurisdictions covered

The following jurisdictions are covered in this report:

Argentina; Australia; Brazil; Canada; France; Germany; Italy; Rwanda; Switzerland; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States


The set of questions relating to the topic of Business & Human Rights and answered by the guide for each jurisdiction covered include:

  1. Which international and regional human rights treaties has your jurisdiction signed or ratified?

  2. Has your jurisdiction signed and ratified the eight core conventions of the International Labour Organization?

  3. How would you describe the general level of compliance with international human rights law and principles in your jurisdiction?

  4. Does your jurisdiction support the development of a treaty on the regulation of international human rights law in relation to the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises?

  5. Has your jurisdiction enacted any of its international human rights obligations into national law so as to place duties on business enterprises or create causes of action against business enterprises?

  6. Has your jurisdiction published a national action plan on business and human rights?

  7. Are businesses in your jurisdiction subject to any statutory human rights-related reporting or disclosure requirements? Which enterprises are subject to these requirements?

  8. What is the nature and extent of the required reporting or disclosure?

  9. Which bodies enforce these requirements, and what is the extent of their powers?

  10. What voluntary human rights-related reporting or disclosure regimes are ap

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