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Webinar #1 On November 16, Baker McKenzie International Human Rights lawyer Kevin Coon participated in the Association of Corporate Counsel Middle East and North Africa program on International labour standards & human rights: Risk mitigation for business. Please click here to view a recording of the webinar. Webinar #2 On October 28th, Baker McKenzie International Human Rights lawyer Kevin Coon was joined for a conversation with Canada’s first Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise Sheri Meyerhoffer, to explore the mandate of the Office…

Exploring Canada’s Unique Response to Business and Human Rights Thursday, October 28, 202112:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET Join Baker McKenzie Partner, Kevin Coon for a conversation with Canada’s first Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise, Sheri Meyerhoffer.June 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), the leading global framework for the respective duties and responsibilities of governments and businesses to safeguard human rights in economic activities.To address international…

Introduction The UK, US, and Canadian governments have recently announced a range of new measures in relation to human rights violations alleged to be taking place in Xinjiang, China. The new measures include enhanced due diligence requirements for companies with links to the region in order to identify and remove the use of forced labor from their supply chains. The move further underlines the importance of effective supply-chain risk management for companies with complex global…