Professor Wagner Publishes Book on Human Rights Due Diligence
Professor Constance Wagner, the director of the SLU LAW Center for International and Comparative Law, served as the co-editor for “A Guide to Human Rights Due Diligence for Lawyers” published this year by the American Bar Association, Section of International Law.
Her co-authored chapter entitled “Developing Standards for Gender-Responsive Human Rights Due Diligence” appears in this volume.
Human rights due diligence (HRDD) has emerged as a mainstay of corporate social responsibility.
Following from the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights,
which allocate to businesses the duty to respect human rights in their operations,
HRDD is the primary process for companies to “know and show” their responsibility
to fulfill that duty.
This book explores the key components and requirements of the HRDD process, considering its practical implementation into corporate practices and policies and treating key topics and cross-cutting issues.
Professor Constance Wagner serves as the director of the Center for International and Comparative Law. She joined the SLU LAW faculty in 1995 with extensive experience in New York City as a corporate lawyer in private practice and as vice president and senior associate counsel of a multinational financial institution. As a practicing lawyer, she often represented clients in cross-border corporate transactions and regulatory matters. She draws on her strong background in international and comparative law in her teaching and scholarship. She is a vice-chair of the International Human Rights Committee of the American Bar Association, Section of International Law.