The Confluence of Risk in Crisis Situations: Managing Human Rights Compliance in Uncertain Environments

The world is facing unprecedented social and economic turmoil. Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine conflict further comes on the heels of the COVID‑19 pandemic and mass migration crises spurred by, among other driving factors, the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan in August 2021 and the protracted Syrian Civil War. The confluence of these crisis situations creates an environment ripe for abuse, fraud and general unethical behavior and also makes it more complicated to manage risk. In a guest article, Renata Parras, Tara Giunta and Claire Connor of Paul Hastings explain why it is more important than ever for organizations to fulfill their human rights responsibilities – as separate and distinct from other general environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns. See “The Global Modern Slavery Landscape: Standard Practice for Maintaining Compliance” (May 29, 2019).

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