Herbel Avocats

Operationalizing human rights in business


At Herbel Avocats, we provide consulting services to business entities in the realm of human rights in business – in the large sense. We focus on the practical aspects, transposing regulations and pertinent stakeholders’ expectations into operational language for improved processes. We help protect our clients' global brands and manage human rights-related crises where they arise. With our multicultural sensitivity, we tailor our services to the particularities of our clients, big and small, including their industry, countries of operations and reach.

Human Rights

We understand human rights in business in the large sense: Our practice areas include corporate social responsibility, ethics, compliance, sustainable development, environmental impact, and anti-corruption. We also advise our clients in issues relating to data privacy – a human right in Europe. With the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in effect since 25 May 2018, this area is of particular concern to our clients. Just like all our practice areas, this cross-disciplinary subject raises as many risks as opportunities.


Human rights in business (HRB) permeate everyday processes (codes of conduct; health, safety and environment procedures; anti-discrimination policies; anti-corruption mechanisms; supply chain management; risk and stakeholder mapping; land rights management and local communities’ engagement; privacy and data security…). To support our clients in operationalizing HRB, we use our Committing – Embedding – Reporting methodology. Having extensive corporate experience, we drive and manage any project from concept to completion.