The continuing relevance for corporates of the UN Global Compact.

The continuing relevance for corporates of the UN Global Compact. - Jun 19 2014

It has been over a decade since the launch of the UN Global Compact, one of the core sets of international principles regarding corporate social responsibility. Its ten principles address the environmental, social and governance issues such as human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. The Global Compact has garnered much support since its inception in […]

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The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence – Just the Beginning

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence – Just the Beginning - Jun 16 2014

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict that took place this week in London was the largest gathering ever brought together on the subject. Global Diligence LLP intern Stella Stathis reports from the three-day event. Co-chaired by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN Special Envoy to the High Commissioner for Refugees Angelina […]

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Global Diligence LLP to launch pilot training course on law, human rights and cultural intelligence for private security companies

Global Diligence LLP to launch pilot training course on law, human rights and cultural intelligence for private security companies - May 01 2014

On Saturday 3rd May 2014, Global Diligence LLP in partnership with Victvs Ltd. will deliver a pilot training course on law, human rights and cultural intelligence for private security companies. The course will be held at Wyastone Business Park in Monmouth, South Wales. The aim of the course is to showcase the Global Diligence / […]

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Technology companies: are they complicit in torture by selling surveillance to repressive regimes?

Technology companies: are they complicit in torture by selling surveillance to repressive regimes? - Apr 30 2014

Over the past few years, surveillance technology sold to repressive regimes has allegedly contributed directly to human rights abuses. The Arab Spring and the release of former regime documents has lifted the lid on both the abuses and the industry, fuelling accusations that IT companies are complicit in human rights abuses. In April 2014, French […]

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Global Diligence LLP Participates at the ASEAN CSR Network Forum on Anti-Corruption and CSR in Yangon, Myanmar

Global Diligence LLP Participates at the ASEAN CSR Network Forum on Anti-Corruption and CSR in Yangon, Myanmar - Mar 20 2014

On 18 March 2014 in Yangon, the ASEAN CSR Network held the final in a series of three regional meetings of the Forum on Anti-Corruption at the Myanmar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI). Previous meetings were held in the Philippines and Malaysia. The Forum was intended to introduce international principles and frameworks on anti-corruption, […]

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Two weeks in SE Asia: Global Diligence LLP partners travel back to Phnom Penh, Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw

Two weeks in SE Asia: Global Diligence LLP partners travel back to Phnom Penh, Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw - Mar 09 2014

All three Global Diligence Partners will be in South East Asia over the coming two weeks for client meetings and business development. Alex is working on a transitional justice project with Queen’s University Belfast, centred on the role of lawyers in six different conflict-affected societies. Joining Professor Kieran McEvoy and Dr Louise Mallinder, Alex has […]

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GD partner Marie Guiraud in Ivory Coast for the International Federation for Human Rights, in the context of its strategic litigation programme.

GD partner Marie Guiraud in Ivory Coast for the International Federation for Human Rights, in the context of its strategic litigation programme. - Feb 03 2014

The battle over the results of the 2010 Presidential elections has triggered a climate of intense violence and tension in Ivory Coast. Although Internationally recognised results proclaimed Ouattara the winner, Laurent Gbagbo, his opponent, refused to step down as president, causing a five-month crisis during which at least 3,000 people were killed and 150 women […]

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Accords and Alliances: competing health and safety initiatives in the Bangladeshi garment industry after the Rana Plaza tragedy

Accords and Alliances: competing health and safety initiatives in the Bangladeshi garment industry after the Rana Plaza tragedy - Jan 31 2014

The Rana Plaza collapse in April 2013 triggered several supply chain management discussions in the fashion industry. European retailers and international NGOs responded with an agreement, called the Accord on Fire and Building Safety (“Accord”), while North American companies refused to sign the accord as the deadline passed and created, instead, their own Alliance for […]

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Global Diligence Partner travelling to Cambodia for Queen’s University Belfast ‘Lawyers, Conflict and Transition’ project in March 2014

Global Diligence Partner travelling to Cambodia for Queen’s University Belfast ‘Lawyers, Conflict and Transition’ project in March 2014 - Jan 28 2014

At the end of 2013, Global Diligence Partner Alex Batesmith was hired by Queen’s University Belfast as an external expert consultant for their ‘Lawyers, Conflict and Transition’ project. The project is being run by Professor Kieran McEvoy and Dr Louise Mallinder at Queen’s University, Belfast. The aim is to examine six different transitional / post-conflict […]

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January 2014 – Cambodia: Global Diligence lawyers engaged to conduct investigation into fatal shootings and other possible international crimes

January 2014 – Cambodia: Global Diligence lawyers engaged to conduct investigation into fatal shootings and other possible international crimes - Jan 24 2014

On behalf of Cambodian victims, the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) has engaged Global Diligence LLP partner, Richard J Rogers, to investigate the alleged crimes committed against civilians by Cambodian State security forces, including the recent fatal shootings of demonstrators by Military Police in Phnom Penh. As reported in the Cambodia Daily (“Lawyer to […]

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