When rights come home - Sophie Kemp quoted in The Law Society Gazette

14 October 2020

Sophie Kemp, Partner in our Public law team has been quoted in The Law Society Gazette providing her thoughts on the Human Rights Act in regards to cases involving the protection of the vulnerable.

Sophie said:

While the HRA has had a clear impact on public bodies and case law, it hasn’t yet had the same effect on corporate conduct."

The landscape is likely to change following the introduction of the UN guiding principles on business and human rights – there are various initiatives attempting to enshrine them in UK law."

A mandatory ‘due diligence’ law has been mooted, which would require corporations to monitor supply chains for human rights abuses."

This article was first published by The Law Society Gazette on 12 October 2020 and you can read the article in full by clicking here.

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About the Author

Sophie Kemp is an experienced public lawyer, advising on major public inquiriesjudicial review, and modern slavery and human rights.  Sophie acts for individuals, charities, companies and regulatory bodies in judicial review litigation. 

She has considerable investigative and public inquiry experience representing individuals, institutions, charities, public figures and senior professionals in major public inquiries, inquests, IOPC investigations, and before Select Committees. 

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