Call for Nominations for Law Council of Australia: Business & Human Rights Committee


The Bar Council is seeking nominations for one (1) appointment to the LCA Business and Human Rights Committee (BHRC).

The Law Council’s Business and Human Rights Committee was established by the Executive in September 2014. It was formed to develop a policy focus in the emerging field of business and human rights law, consider how the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the Guiding Principles) can be implemented by Australian law firms, and raise awareness about the Guiding Principles for the legal profession.

Items on the Business and Human Rights Committee agenda include:

  • developing networks with government, industry associations and key stakeholders to understand their work on business and human rights;
  • providing feedback to government on the role of the legal profession in the implementation of the Guiding Principles;
  • organising events on the Guiding Principles and their applicability to the legal profession;
  • liaising with the Law Council’s Constituent Bodies on their engagement with business and human rights issues;
  • supporting the development of a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights for Australia;
  • utilising the Law Council’s Special Consultative Status to attend and participate in relevant UN business and human rights events; and
  • looking at how business and human rights training can be incorporated into legal education.

The Committee typically meets 3 – 4 times per year, with one face to face meeting, and the others by telephone conference. Additionally, the Committee shares information regularly by email.

The Bar’s protocol for nomination and appointment of Vic Bar members to external bodies can be viewed here. You are encouraged to provide a detailed expression of interest, which should identify any relevant areas of experience or expertise. This will assist the Bar Council to select the best candidate for the position.

Please forward your expression of interest to Miranda Tulloch at The closing date for EOIs is 4:00pm, Monday, 4 October, 2021.