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Human Rights Due Diligence Forum


The Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) Forum is a platform for legal practitioners working in business and human rights to discuss human rights due diligence developments as they relate specifically to legal practice. The Forum is a membership-based group, bringing together at our London office some of the most expert and experienced lawyers working in the field. It is a closed space for the free exchange of experiences and ideas under Chatham House Rules.

The HRDD Forum is structured around four roundtables and one annual conference per year involving thematic discussions on business and human rights topics as they relate to legal practitioners. External speakers are invited to present on certain topics.

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Advisory Board 

Since its inception the Forum's programme has been guided on an informal basis by a small Advisory Board which currently comprises:

  • Robin Brooks, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Julianne Hughes-Jennett, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
  • Daniel Leader, Leigh Day
  • Professor Robert McCorquodale, Brick Court Chambers
  • Lise Smit, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Suzanne Spears, Paxus LLP

Forum Members

HRDD Forum members include some of the most expert and experienced lawyers, academics and government officials and international civil servants working in the area of business and human rights. The Forum's membership is increasingly global, with current members in Australia, France, Germany, Nigeria, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the US.

The Forum has members from the following organisations:

  • Allens (Australia)
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Council of Ethics of the Norwegian Global Pension Fund
  • Covington & Burling LLP
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Doughty Street Chambers
  • Geulen & Klinger
  • Hausfeld
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • International Council for Commercial Arbitration
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Laudes Foundation
  • Leigh Day
  • LH Law & Consulting
  • Matrix Chambers
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Paxus LLP
  • Pogust Goodhead
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
  • Temple Garden Chambers
  • Twenty Essex Street
  • Vieira de Almeida & Associados
  • Volterra Fietta
  • White & Case
  • Withers
  • Zelle
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