Lawyers, Corporations and International Human Rights Law

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 06/45

The Company Lawyer, Vol. 25, No. 10, pp. 298-302, 2004

6 Pages Posted: 18 Aug 2006  

David Kinley

The University of Sydney Law School

Abstract

This short article concerns the role that is and might be played by lawyers and law firms who work with corporations in respect of the protection and promotion of human rights laws. Not just, that is, in respect of their provision of advice as to how to react to the threat or acuality of litigation, but also procatively, in their advising corporations how to practice sustainable corporate social responsibility and thereby avoid such conflict in the first place. The article argues that there is an untapped potential for law firms to establish a foothold, or competetive advantage, in this area of growing corporate concern.

Keywords: lawyers, law firms, human rights corporations

JEL Classification: K22, K33

Suggested Citation

Kinley, David, Lawyers, Corporations and International Human Rights Law. Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 06/45; The Company Lawyer, Vol. 25, No. 10, pp. 298-302, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=924736

David Kinley (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

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