Tomorrow is the 10th Day of the Endangered Lawyer. I practice law – and I assume many of my readers do – in a country that upholds the Rule of Law. My practice of law is not subject to state intervention; if I represent clients opposite to and take action against our own government and state institutions, this does not create any professional or personal risk. Continue reading
John Ruggie’s book, “Just Business – Multinational Corporations and Human Rights” has finally landed on my desk, thanks to a blog reader. The book was launched almost to the day a year ago (see here for a video of the event at the NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice on May 4, 2013). But as the blog reader kindly pointed out, the Washington Foreign Law Society just announced that John Ruggie will receive the Harry LeRoy Jones Award on June 11, 2014 for his contribution to developing the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, so I do have an excuse to post on the book. Continue reading
Today is Human Rights Day. December 10 commemorates the day when in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. I have posted about Amnesty International’s “Write for Rights” campaign last week, and today, I wanted to draw your attention to the the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI).