12 Oct 2016 - by A4ID

A4ID launches Business and Human Rights Programme in Kenya

On Friday 7 October 2016 A4ID delivered its Business and Human Rights Programme in Kenya.

The programme was run in partnership with international law firms Clifford Chance and Linklaters, and in collaboration with the Law Society of Kenya and the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU). Financial support for this programme came from the Clifford Chance Foundation and ROLE UK.

A4ID’s Business and Human Rights Programmes enable commercial lawyers to comply with and advise their corporate clients on the United Nations’ Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the UNGPs).

The training provided valuable networking and peer to peer learning opportunities between Kenyan and international lawyers and was successful in equipping lawyers with the knowledge and skills to improve corporate governance and enhance responsible business practices.

A4ID Chief Executive Yasmin Batliwala commented, “A4ID are proud to take this important step in working with Kenyan lawyers in preventing and addressing the risk of adverse impacts on human rights in Kenya, it is crucial that law firms, like all businesses across the world, understand their responsibility to follow the United Nations’ guidance on Business and Human Rights.”