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Entries in Human Rights (40)


Practice Note: Dealing with allegations of Gross Human Rights Abuse

As noted in the prior post, there are no formal legal defenses available when a company violates the Gross Human Rights Abuse provisions of the Criminal Finances Act. How, then, should companies deal with allegations that they've committed violations?

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Compliance Alert: Due diligence under the UK’s Criminal Finances Act 2017

The most important thing for a company to remember when dealing with the Criminal Finances Act Gross Human Rights Abuse provisions is that it appears to be designed as a strict liability regime with no statutory defenses available.

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New UK law: Liability for ‘profiting from’ gross human rights abuses

The UK's Criminal Finances Act, a new law that expands remedies for UK prosecutors to use against gross human rights abuses, also targets activity “connected to” gross human rights abuses.

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Angela Barkhouse: Kleptocrats should face the International Criminal Court

The arguments for prosecuting grand corruption at the International Criminal Court as a crime against humanity are persuasive.

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Gretta Fenner: Are companies and executives responsible for human rights violations abroad?

What is the responsibility and possible criminal liability of companies and their officials relating to human right violations allegedly committed abroad?

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Call for Papers: Is Freedom From Corruption a Human Right?

The National Law University in Jodhpur, India, with the support of the American Society of International Law's Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group, will be hosting a workshop on corruption and human rights on July 13-14, 2017 in Jodhpur.

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Lise Smit: Why companies need to know their impact on human rights

Until a few years ago, corporate decision-makers often worried that knowledge about their company’s human rights impacts may increase risks of litigation, prosecution and investment withdrawal.

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Cohen and Taylor: Companies must address the connection between corruption and human rights

On October 26 in New York City, the FCPA Blog held its inaugural conference. Exceptional speakers and participants discussed current and emerging challenges in the implementation and enforcement of the FCPA. A curious thread of discussion flowed throughout the day, though it was not the focus of a particular session: the impact corruption has on emerging economies, and its impact on human rights in particular.

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The future of business ethics: Hyper-transparency and other global trends

In the future, compliance officers will need to anticipate and respond to a transformation in business ethics. Here are six trends to watch out for.

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Another reason why calling graft a victimless crime is dumb

The Prosperity Index ranks 142 countries in terms of wealth and wellbeing.

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Martin Kenney: After EU data protection moves, prepare for a season of frustration

As the owner of an English law firm based in the British Virgin Islands, I read with interest Jo Sherman’s post on the FCPA Blog about the recent changes to the European Union’s decision to toughen up even further its data protection rules.

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Richard Bistrong visits Andy’s outhouse

As Andy Spalding said in his call to nature post on the FCPA Blog, “systemic corruption is not inherent in society.” But “it happens,” he said, and that's really a “terrible way to think about bribery.”

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