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Palm oil company EPO provides an update on its HRIA work in Liberia

17 August 2018 Palm oil company Equatorial Palm Oil (EPO) is today updating its stakeholders on the actions taken since the human rights impact assessment (HRIA) I worked on with them last June in Liberia. The executive summary of the 2017 report “Assessing Human Rights Impacts at EPO’s Liberian Operations” is available here. EPO’s update on … Continue reading Palm oil company EPO provides an update on its HRIA work in Liberia

Human rights expectations of companies in recent laws – Thomson Reuters interviews Anna Triponel

August 2018 What are the recent human rights-related laws we are seeing apply to companies? What are the reasons behind this surge in human rights-related legislation? Which companies are caught by these laws? What are companies required to do? What are the penalties for breaching these laws? How are companies responding? What are some key … Continue reading Human rights expectations of companies in recent laws – Thomson Reuters interviews Anna Triponel

Implementing the French Duty of Vigilance Law: Reflections Shared by Michelin, Sanofi, Total and Vinci

By Anna Triponel May 2018 How can companies carry out “effective” and “reasonable” human rights due diligence which is meaningful in practice and complies with emerging laws? This was the title of the session I had the pleasure of moderating for the International Business and Human Rights Conference hosted by the International Organisation of Employers, … Continue reading Implementing the French Duty of Vigilance Law: Reflections Shared by Michelin, Sanofi, Total and Vinci

Droits de l’Homme: l’affaire de tous les juristes!

Article publié par l'Association Française des Juristes d'Entreprise (ici) et reproduit par Juscoop (ici). S’il ne s'agit pas que chaque juriste devienne un spécialiste des droits de l'Homme, il n’est pas non plus satisfaisant de se contenter d’aborder le sujet rapidement ou de façon vague au détour d’un dossier ou en fin de négociation. Pour ce faire, … Continue reading Droits de l’Homme: l’affaire de tous les juristes!

Vous préparez une déclaration sur l’esclavage et la traite des êtres humains? Pensez à la « soft law »!

Anna Triponel, Triponel Consulting; et Isabel Ebert, Centre de Ressources sur les Entreprises et les Droits de l'Homme Janvier 2018 Blog du Centre de Ressources sur les Entreprises et les Droits de l'Homme (ici) Un grand nombre de juristes français sont maintenant chargés de rédiger une « déclaration sur l'esclavage et la traite des personnes » pour … Continue reading Vous préparez une déclaration sur l’esclavage et la traite des êtres humains? Pensez à la « soft law »!

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 more about what supply … 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 lawyers in Thomson … 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