Human Rights in the C Suite
The UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework devotes one of its three sections to the Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights. In March 2015, IJP co-founders, Mr. Raymond M. Brown and Ms. Wanda M. Akins presented a CLE, Opportunities at the Intersection of Human Rights Law and Business Practices, at Williams & Connelly LLP, in Washington, DC. As lawyers on the forefront of the nexis of doing what is right for humanity and doing what is prudent for their clients, Ms. Akin and Mr. Brown summon years of direct experience representing corporate and individual clients in both business and human rights matters. They used this knowledge and their significant expertise in international humanitarian law and the law of human rights to introduce attorneys to the maze of restrictions, customs and ethics that currently compromise human rights jurisprudence.