Kristina Touzenis

Kristina Touzenis

Kristina Touzenis is a human rights lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in advocacy, human rights reporting, monitoring, and policy making at national, regional, and global levels.

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Human Rights - it's not just a values issue

Human rights are not just a values issue. The legal framework is changing - impacting companies, their advisors, and their investors. Even more than before, we need to stay ahead of the curve on this.

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Agriculture and indirect migrant labour exploitation

Exploitation of migrant workers does not only take place in the global south, it's also an issue in Europe as well, especially in the agriculture industry.

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Moves to ban products made with forced labour

Avoiding human rights abuses in supply chains is increasingly important.

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Are we doing enough about modern slavery?

The ILO and the IOM estimate there are 50 million people in situations of 'modern slavery'.

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Human rights law scope and impact is increasing

Torres Islanders’ have won a legal case involving climate damage and their right to enjoy culture and family life

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Deforestation is in the regulatory cross hairs.

The EU’s draft regulation on deforestation-free products proposes to restrict imports of key agricultural commodities

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The right to a clean environment could have big consequences

The Lawyer who defeated Shell predicts an “avalanche” of climate cases

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The new German supply chain law is just the beginning

A combination of local (& regional) regulation, with an increased use of international human rights law, will create long term risks for companies.

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Kenya tea pickers go to court

There is an obligation on private entities operating in jurisdictions other than the one where they are domiciled to operate according to human rights and labour standards

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Responsibility for human rights can get complicated

Once a government has signed an international treaty and implemented it into national law, then all companies in that country (including their overseas subsidiaries) are also bound by the same obligations.

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Don't get left behind on human rights law

It's not just in Europe where human rights law is flexing its muscles - the US is getting into the act as well.

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Human rights doesn't respect country boundaries

In late July London’s Court of Appeal agreed to reopen a $7 billion lawsuit by 200,000 claimants against Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP