Change The Law Limited created a global working group who are Lawyers, Barristers, Legal Practitioners, Academics, NGO's, Members of the UN and Members of the International Bar Association and Business Leaders. There are 84 members in 26 countries. The group's mission is to train law students and legal practitioners on the UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights (BHRTs) on the implications of human rights in their legal practice, beyond litigation and how to defend and prosecute it, to ensure standards are met globally consistently with best practice in Ethics and Professional Standards.
The group, The Professional Training for Lawyers & Barristers in the UN Guiding Principles in Business & Human Rights Working Group, work collaboratively to engage with (those) and positively influence the adoption and implementation of the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework and the UN Guiding Principles into the education, training, practice, ethics and professional standards. Respect for human rights is necessary for the implementation of the Sustainability and Development Goals (SDG's). Therefore, where possible, this will also include the SDG’s. The standards are to be established on a global basis.
On 29 April 2020, the European Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, announced that the Commission has committed to introducing rules for mandatory corporate environmental and human rights due diligence, as part of a Sustainable Corporate Governance initiative. The EU Commissioner requested feedback on the proposals.
Change The Law Ltd made a submission to the EU Commissioner.
A further submission was made to the EU Commissioner on 8 February 2021 made jointly with the IBA Business & Human Rights Committee and IBA Legal Policy & Research Unit and Change The Law Limited, Working Group.