Last week (23-27 October 2017), the third round of negotiations on a binding international treaty on business and human rights concluded. In this post we consider what (if any) progress has been made and what the sticking points are. By way of background, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the “UNGPs“) currently
On March 2, in the wake of recent nuclear and ballistic missile tests, the United Nations Security Council adopted a far-reaching sanctions resolution against the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea. UN Security Council Resolution 2270 targets Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs with a set of sanctions that the U.S. proclaimed the strongest imposed by the Security Council in two decades.
The Hogan Lovells legal opinion, which includes a foreword by human rights law heavyweight Geoffrey Robertson QC, will be presented today at a congressional hearing before the US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs. The opinion was written by a team of Hogan Lovells lawyers, headed by Paul Dacam, in response to a report