UN Guiding Principles

  • IHRB Seeks U.S. Acceptance of BHR in Africa Investments

    August 06, 2014

    The Institute for Human Rights and Business ("IHRB") has called for the U.S. Government to seek adherence to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("BHR") and other internationally developed BHR standards in promoting "responsible investment" in African countries.

  • Rhodes: BHR Treaty Process Has Diluting Effect on Human Rights

    July 30, 2014

    Aaron Rhodes writes that the approval by the UN Human Rights Council of the development of a business and human rights ("BHR") treaty will have little effect in countries with the worst human rights records and will draw attention away from the effective protection of citizens through democratic participation.

  • IHRB: New UN Rights Chief Must Advance BHR Agenda

    July 23, 2014

    An article from the Institute for Human Rights and Business ("IHRB") argues that the next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights must advance the international agenda on business and human rights ("BHR") and promote dialogue in the process to develop a binding treaty on the issue.

  • Paper for UN Working Group Highlights BHR Gender Issues

    July 23, 2014

    A paper from a consulting firm written for the UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women calls on governments and businesses to incorporate gender into their policies on corporate social responsibility and business and human rights ("BHR").

  • UN Working Group Warns Israel, Companies on BHR and Settlements

    July 23, 2014

    The UN Working Group on business and human rights ("BHR") issues has published a statement calling for Israel to cease alleged human rights violations from construction of settlements in disputed territories and warns businesses that they must seek to prevent human rights violations in such settlement projects.

  • BHR Supporters Express Skepticism over Treaty Process

    July 18, 2014

    Government and civil society supporters of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("BHR"), including the developer of the Guiding Principles John Ruggie, have warned of increasing polarization following a Human Rights Council vote establishing a working group to develop a binding BHR treaty.

  • BHR Activists Seek UN Human Rights Council Support on Treaty

    July 14, 2014

    Advocates of a binding international treaty on business and human rights ("BHR") continue pressing their agenda at the UN Human Rights Council, blasting the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and UN Global Compact as insufficient and ineffective measures.

  • UN Working Group to Issue Guidance on Gender and UNGPs

    July 14, 2014

    The UN Working Group on business and human rights issues has announced that it will issue guidance on how countries should promote a "gender perspective" when developing national action plans implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (“UNGPs”).

  • HRC Adopts Norway Resolution on BHR Working Group

    July 14, 2014

    The UN Human Rights Council ("HRC") has adopted a resolution from Norway acknowledging and enhancing the mandate of the UN Working Group on business and human rights ("BHR"), including in its work to pressure countries to adopt national BHR action plans.

  • Ruggie Expresses Concern over BHR Treaty Vote

    July 14, 2014

    Following the vote of the UN Human Rights Council to create an open-ended process for creating a binding treaty on business and human rights ("BHR") issues, John Ruggie argues that such a process may lead to nonimplementation of the UN Guiding Principles on BHR and to fewer human rights protections.

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