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Multinationals and Corporate Responsibility: Limitations and Opportunities in International Law
Cambridge University Press, 2006
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Oil and gas projects and human rights
in “Oil and Gas: A Practical Handbook”, 3rd edition, (Globe Business Publishing Limited, 2018)

Improving Accountability and Access to Remedy for Victims of Business-Related Human Rights Abuses: The OHCHR's Accountability and Remedy Project (with Lene Wendland) in Frederic Bernard and Fatimata Niang (eds.) Commerce et Droits Humains , (University of Geneva, Global Studies Institute, 2016), pp. 131-147.

Justice without borders: models of cross-border legal cooperation and what they can teach us
in Liesbeth Enneking (et al) (eds) ‘Accountability, International Business Operations, and the Law: providing justice for corporate human rights violations in global supply chains' (Routledge, 2020).

Corporate Social Responsibility and International Law: Where are we now, and where are we headed? (forthcoming)
in Rae Lindsay (et al) (eds) ‘ Corporate Responsibility, Sustainable Business: Environmental, Social and Governance Frameworks for the 21st Century' (Wolters Kluwer, forthcoming).



Democratize trade policymaking to better project human rights (June 2019) . A Chatham House ‘Expert Comment' prepared for the 2019 Chatham House ‘London Conference'.
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Rebuilding trust in trade: is human rights impact assessment the answer? (March 2019. A Chatham House ‘Expert Comment'.
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Business and human rights: more reasons to “know and show”
Ashurst EnergySource, Issue 13, June 2014, p. 10.
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For Richer and Poorer: CSR and the Economic Downturn
Practical Governance Magazine, April 2009 issue
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Ultimate governance: the international regulation of corporate responsibility
Ethical Corporation Magazine, January 2007, p. 38
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An Obligation on Producers to Generate Green Electricity (with Becky Allen)
July 2006 Environment Information Bulletin (Issue No. 160)12
Discusses the Renewables Obligation and the state of the market for "green energy" in the UK

Insuring Against Environmental Risk (with Becky Allen)
May 2006 Environment Information Bulletin (Issue No. 158)8
A discussion of insurance aspects and implications of the Environmental Liability Directive

Pastures New
Ethical Corporation Magazine, February 2006, p. 49
A review of Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer's first CSR report, also the first CSR report by a major international law firm

A Partnership of Equals? (with Becky Allen)
December 2005 Environment Information Bulletin (Issue No. 154) 14
Looks at the growth of environmental "partnerships" between large companies and NGOs

Information is Power (with Becky Allen)
May 2005 Environment Information Bulletin (Issue No. 148) 14
Looks at the use made of the UK Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 so far, particularly by NGOs, and the possible application of these regulations to companies

Legal Aspects of Corporate Responsibility Reporting: Panacea, Polyfilla or Pandora's Box? (2004) 3(3)
New Academy Review 17
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Specially Commissioned Reports

Human rights impact assessment of trade agreements (February 2019). A report prepared for the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).
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Corporate Liability for Gross Human Rights Abuses: Towards a fairer and more effective system of domestic law remedies. A report prepared for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. For further information, and to view a copy of the report, click here.

Simply Put: Towards an effective UK regime for environmental and social reporting by companies. A report commissioned by the Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition, with a forward by Lisa Nandy MP, Chair, The All Party Parliamentary Group for International Corporate Responsibility.
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Protecting Rights, Repairing Harm: how state-based non-judicial mechanisms can help fill gaps in existing frameworks for the protection of human rights of people affected by corporate activities. A report commissioned by the Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition.
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Extraterritorial jurisdiction: lessons for the business and human rights sphere from six regulatory areas
A report commissioned by the Harvard Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative to help inform the mandate of the UN Secretary General's Special Representative on Business and Human Rights. Download a copy here ...

Corporate Abuse in 2007
A report commissioned by the Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition
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A New Body to Investigate, Sanction and Provide remedies for Abuses Committed by UK Companies Abroad
A report commissioned by the Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition
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Common Law Tort Liability for Corporate Participation in International Crimes
A report commissioned by the International Commission of Jurists for the ICJ Expert Panel on Corporate Complicity in International Crimes
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