Allen & Overy publishes third issue of The Business and Human Rights Review

Allen & Overy’s human rights working group (HRWG) has published the third issue of The Business and Human Rights Review — an interdisciplinary journal that brings together academia, business, non-governmental organisations and multilateral bodies to debate issues pertaining to the relationship between business and human rights.

The third issue includes a foreword by Matthew Townsend (Allen & Overy partner and member of the HRWG executive committee), articles by human rights scholars Dr David Kinley (chair of human rights law at Sydney Law School and academic panel member of Doughty Street Chambers, London) and Jahan Navidi (associate of the Sydney Centre for International Law, Sydney Law School).

Topics covered in this issue include, among others, a discussion of the evolving legal landscape for human rights risk in the supply chain in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel; how to identify and mitigate the risk of human trafficking in supply chains; and the regulation of private military and security contractors, including an examination of the industry’s recent self-regulatory initiatives.

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