Human rights and trade | Podcast

Microphone How sanctions are nudging business on forced labour

Companies risk significant penalties if human rights practices are not in order

Stephanie Brown Cripps global sanctions counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, talks with Ian Welsh about how governments – particularly the US – are increasingly using sanctions as tools to influence corporate behaviour on human rights and modern slavery. Brown Cripps outlines some of the civil and criminal penalties that can be imposed on business, and they discuss how companies can become inadvertently in breach of sanctions regulation.

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