Publications

Human Rights Impact Assessments: What, Why and How?

Anna Triponel 27 November 2017   What are human rights impact assessments (“HRIAs”), why are companies conducting them and how would a company go about conducting one? I recently worked on a palm oil HRIA in Liberia. The executive summary of the HRIA report has been publicly released (here) and I have excerpted relevant information … Continue reading Human Rights Impact Assessments: What, Why and How?

The Future of Work and the UN Guiding Principles

  We have seen a significant focus recently on the rapidly changing nature of work. As business models and consumption patterns change, what are the rights of agency workers, the self-employed, and those working in the ‘gig economy’? The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights provide the authoritative point of reference for companies … Continue reading The Future of Work and the UN Guiding Principles

Supply chain risk management – Thomson Reuters interviews Anna Triponel and Aline Doussin

Why is it so important today to build understanding of what is happening in your company’s supply chain?   What does it mean to manage your supply chain?   Does your company take a legalistic compliance approach?   Are you aware of the latest developments when it comes to supply chain management?   Find out … Continue reading Supply chain risk management – Thomson Reuters interviews Anna Triponel and Aline Doussin

Human rights for in-house lawyers – Thomson Reuters interviews Anna Triponel

What kind of lawyer are you?   Do you view the world through a legal liability lens or are you a forward-looking lawyer?   What does it mean to integrate the soft law of business and human rights into your legal advice?   Find out more about what human rights means in practice for in-house … Continue reading Human rights for in-house lawyers – Thomson Reuters interviews Anna Triponel

Legislating human rights due diligence: opportunities and potential pitfalls to the French duty of vigilance law

This article was written by Anna Triponel* and John Sherman† and first published by the International Bar Association (IBA) on 17 May 2017, available here. Introduction On the evening of 23 March 2017, just as the deadline for a decision was approaching, the French Constitutional Court declared that the French law on the duty of vigilance (or duty … Continue reading Legislating human rights due diligence: opportunities and potential pitfalls to the French duty of vigilance law

Structuring and Defining Social Enterprise

This article draws upon research conducted by Anna Triponel and Natalia Agapitova for the Social Enterprise Innovations Program, Leadership, Learning and Innovation Vice Presidency of the World Bank Group. See Triponel, Anna; Agapitova, Natalia. 2017. Legal Frameworks for Social Enterprise : Lessons from a Comparative Study of Italy, Malaysia, South Korea, United Kingdom, and United … Continue reading Structuring and Defining Social Enterprise

The Law Firm Business and Human Rights Peer Learning Process

  In 2016, nine law firms initiated the Law Firm Business and Human Rights Peer Learning Process. This Law Firm Peer Learning Process seeks to: Drive increased engagement by the legal profession with business and human rights developments, building on the IBA Practical Guide and Reference Annex, as well as the leadership of individual bar … Continue reading The Law Firm Business and Human Rights Peer Learning Process

Respecting business and human rights: IBA’s guidance on applying the UN Guiding Principles

This article was first published by Practical Law on 11 July 2016, available here. This article looks at the International Bar Association's guidance on applying the UN Guiding Principles and provides information on steps that law firms can take to be seen as counsellors on business and human rights issues as well as trusted advisors. Anna Triponel 11 July 2016 What is … Continue reading Respecting business and human rights: IBA’s guidance on applying the UN Guiding Principles

Human Rights for M&A Teams: lessons learned from company practice

In April 2016, the UN Global Compact and Shift organized a webinar for companies which explained the importance of integrating human rights considerations into M&A processes and provided guidance on how companies can do so. I facilitated the webinar on behalf of Shift and invited two companies who are members of Shift’s Business Learning Program, … Continue reading Human Rights for M&A Teams: lessons learned from company practice

Modern Slavery Act: vital insights from soft law

This article was first published on June 21, 2016 on the Practical Law In-House Blog (here). photo: Reuters, Jason Lee Anna Triponel At a recent panel I spoke at relating to the Modern Slavery Act (MSA), the Home Office representative was showered with questions regarding the transparency in supply chains provision (Section 54, MSA). This provision … Continue reading Modern Slavery Act: vital insights from soft law