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Business and Human Rights – What WA lawyers need to know

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WA Trustees Building

Level 2, 133 St Georges Terrace

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There are growing implications, for the operation of businesses, from international human rights. The Modern Slavery Act commenced on 1 January 2019; the Commonwealth Treasury is strengthening a national complaints/mediation mechanism around multinational enterprises and human rights; and various government inquiries are examining business impacts in banking, aged-care providers and elsewhere. These reinforce the increasing roles and legal implications of international human rights standards, regardless of Australian domestic law. This talk summarises the key materials and recent developments.

This seminar is presented by John Southalan. John Southalan is a Barrister (WA Bar Association) and Adjunct Associate Professor with the Centre for Mining Energy and Natural Resource Law (UWA Law School). He is an experienced human rights lawyer and academic, advising and representing parties in human rights disputes. He has taught on business and human rights issues at postgraduate levels in Australia, Scotland and the USA; and is a member of the Business-Human Rights Committee (Law Council of Australia) and Academic Network for the OECD Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises.

**Places are limited - registration is essential**


5:15pm for a 5:30pm start

1 CPD point Ethics and Professional Responsibility CA3

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