Hannah Edmonds-Camara

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Hannah Edmonds-Camara advises on a range of both international and domestic employment and human rights issues including drafting and implementation of policies and compliance programmes, international employment and human rights aspects of global transactions and contentious employment matters

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The UK’s anti-slavery commissioner resigns On 17 May 2018, the UK’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland OBE, announced his imminent resignation. While praising the Prime Minister’s leadership in the fight against modern slavery, he expressed concern about Home Office interference with the role, and the hope that any future Commissioner would be assured of independence. Mr Highland’s term has spanned a critical period of UK actions aiming to tackle modern slavery. He was appointed in…
 In this blog, Covington’s Africa practice  highlights ten key issues to watch in Africa in 2018. U.S. Policy: The derogatory remarks that President Trump made about Africans and Haitians, which he denies having said, create a negative image for the U.S. across the region as the year begins. Nevertheless, the administration will push forward on several fronts. Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, is expected to visit Sub-Saharan Africa in the first quarter of 2018 along with…
The U.K. government has provided updated and firmer guidance on the section 54 Modern Slavery Act transparency in supply chain reporting requirement (about which see more here). Organisations are now expected to publish transparency statements ‘at most’ six months after the organisation’s financial year end. Businesses are also encouraged to leave statements from previous years on their websites to enable investors, employees and other stakeholders to monitor progress. As previously reported, a U.K. Bill
We recently reported on the global trend towards improved business “non-financial reporting” of human rights and environmental practices.   The latest U.K. developments in this area are the Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) Bill 2017 (the “Bill“) and a report on labour market enforcement strategy published by David Metcalf, the U.K. Labour Market Enforcement Director, last week. Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) Bill 2017 If enacted in its current form, the Bill will amend…
The Joint Committee on Human Rights – comprised of members of both Houses – has published a report calling on the U.K. government to take significant further steps to improve corporate human rights practices, including criminalising “failure to prevent human rights abuses”. The Committee acknowledges that the U.K. Government’s introduction of reporting requirements under the U.K. Modern Slavery Act 2015, and the publication of the first National Action Plan to implement the U.N. Guiding Principles…