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New research shows that a significant number of businesses neglect potential human rights risks

17/10/2016

Significant number of businesses neglect potential human rights risks

  • Global study reveals that almost half of surveyed businesses have never undertaken a human rights due diligence exercise
  • Human rights impacts may go undetected through lack of adequate review mechanisms
  • Consequences of inadequate attention can include reputational damage, fines and legal claims

A global study has found that almost half of the surveyed companies have never undertaken a dedicated human rights due diligence process or a human rights impact assessment.

The results of the study by the British Institute of International & Comparative Law (BIICL) and the global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright were published on 17th October 2016.

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