Negotiations for an international business and human rights treaty continue in Geneva

An intergovernmental working group mandated to draft a new international legal instrument to regulate the activities of transnational corporations in relation to human rights is holding its third meeting in Geneva this week. Negotiations for a business and human rights treaty have been ongoing since 2014 when the Human Rights Council established an open-ended mandate … Read more

Commission on Limits of Continental Shelf publishes full recommendations over limits of Argentina’s continental shelf

The United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (the CLCS) has now published its full recommendations on the limits of Argentina's continental shelf.  There was considerable press speculation following the issue of a preliminary CLCS press release in March 2016 that its recommendations may have impacted on areas of the continental shelf … Read more

UK Supreme Court: Secretary of State decision to remove the hold on an individual’s listing on the UN Security Council’s Consolidated List of members of Al Qaida and its associates was lawful.

This UK Supreme Court judgment signals the end of lengthy court proceedings concerning the legality of the decision of the UK's Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (the Foreign Secretary) that led to the listing of an Egyptian national residing in the UK, Mr Youssef, on the UN Security Council's Al Qaida Sanctions … Read more

New Investor’s Guide to Sierra Leone launched at UN on 10 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills, together with the assistance of Standard Chartered and Prudential plc, has produced an Investor’s Guide to Sierra Leone. The Investor’s Guide was launched on 10 July 2015 at the United Nations International Ebola Recovery Conference in New York by the Minister of Trade for Sierra Leone. It represents an independent, private sector … Read more