Peter Hood

About/Bio

Peter Hood is a lawyer with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP in London and a business and human rights consultant. He has acted in leading cases in the field: in the English High Court and UK Supreme Court; in prosecutions by domestic courts for crimes under international law; and at the European Court of Human Rights. He advises businesses on how to identify and prevent adverse human rights impacts, including in relation to Modern Slavery. Peter is ranked by Chambers Global in the field of Business and Human Rights and is a regular commentator on business and human rights issues. He recently co-authored a study with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law on the feasibility of a failure to prevent human rights harms legislative mechanism. Peter is also a Justice advisor to the UK Government’s Stabilisation Unit and an Associate at Shift.

Recently Published

Kalma v African Minerals: English Court of Appeal Judgment Cuts Against the Grain of Common Law Cases on the Responsibility of Businesses for Overseas Human Rights Impacts

Over the last three years, the English courts have demonstrated an increasing willingness to accept jurisdiction over tort claims brought against UK multinationals in relation to human rights impacts in their overseas operations. This culminated last year in the Supreme Court’s judgment in Vedanta – heralded by some respected commentators as “the most important…

Read more