Private Sector Role

The business community undoubtedly has a significant interest in justice and strong rule of law. But how can the business community take a leading role in achieving the SDGs and closing the justice gap? This working session explored the business case for greater engagement by business on justice and the rule of law, including the need for SDGs to be translated and explained in business language (e.g. in terms of risk factors of non-participation and legal implications) and the crucial role for lawyers in arguing why rule of law is in businesses’ self-interest. The session also identified ways champions in the business community can promote those efforts such as by developing standards for corporate compliance with the rule of law, ensuring supply/value chain responsibility, respecting existing laws and regulations, and leveraging the voices of local communities.

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