The Role of Law Societies in a New Era of Responsible Business

The Business and Human Rights Review, Winter 2019, Issue 7; Allen & Overy LLP

Posted: 8 Jan 2020

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Hanningtone Amol

EAST AFRICA LAW SOCIETY; ALP East Africa Advocates

Date Written: December 13, 2019

Abstract

Realization of the United Nations' Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights requires a great deal of input by lawyers. Lawyers are custodians of justice and fairness, and are best placed to assist corporations, governments, and communities develop a fair business environment.

The paper examines the role of law societies in deepening knowledge of business and human rights principles, as well as in organizing their membership to provide thought leadership and strategic direction in this new realm of responsible business. The paper has a specific focus on the East African Community, and the regional law society - the East Africa Law Society.

Matters such as modern slavery, unfair labour practices, resource flight at the expense of local communities, corruption, bribery and many ills are explored in an honest manner, taking into account unique challenges faced by economies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Keywords: East, Africa, Community, Law Society, Business, Human, Rights, UN, Guiding, Principle

Suggested Citation

Amol, Hanningtone, The Role of Law Societies in a New Era of Responsible Business (December 13, 2019). The Business and Human Rights Review, Winter 2019, Issue 7; Allen & Overy LLP. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3505205

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