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Hans Corell Delivers Speech at American Bar Association

2004-01-19 

On 17 January Mr. Hans Corell, the Under-Sectretary-General for Legal Affairs at the United Nations, delivered a keynote speech at the American Bar Association's midwinter council meeting in Santa Barbara, California. The speech entitled "The Business Lawyer and International Law" focused a number of topics, including The Global Compact. Mr. Corell said that while the Global Compact is entirely voluntary in nature, it is essential that corporate lawyers take a broader look at the responsibilities of companies, noting that failure to consider issues such as human rights -- especially in areas where laws are weak or non-existent -- can have damaging repercussions on a company.

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