UN Guiding Principles

  • Germany Begins Consultations on BHR Action Plan

    November 19, 2014

    The Federal Government of Germany has announced that it is developing a national action plan to implement international business and human rights ("BHR") principles in consultation with nongovernmental organizations, academia, and others.

  • Activist Calls for BHR Promotion Among Maritime Clients

    November 19, 2014

    David Hammond of the nongovernmental organization Human Rights at Sea writes that lawyers should advise maritime industry clients of their obligations under international business and human rights ("BHR") standards and push these companies to develop "human rights impact assessments."

  • Ireland Releases CSR Action Plan

    November 19, 2014

    The Irish Government has released a national plan outlining how it will pressure businesses to go "beyond compliance with legislative requirements" by implementing corporate social responsibility ("CSR") practices in their operations.

  • NGO Publishes Report on BHR Due Diligence Tools

    November 19, 2014

    The nongovernmental organization ("NGO") econsense has published a report pressuring businesses to uphold the UN's business and human rights ("BHR") agenda through tools and guidelines corporations can use to structure their "human rights due diligence" process.

  • UN Partner Presses Business Engagement with "Stakeholders"

    November 19, 2014

    The UN Global Compact's German network has published a report calling for "meaningful" and structured business consultation with affected groups in company operations as part of the necessary implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

  • U.K. Pushes Embassies to Advance BHR in Host Countries

    November 12, 2014

    The British Government has published a document calling for embassy personnel around the world to push business and human rights ("BHR") initiatives with host governments, pressure businesses to uphold the international BHR agenda, and encourage action by civil society groups working on these issues.

  • Activists Develop Database on National BHR Actions

    November 12, 2014

    The Business & Human Rights ("BHR") Resource Centre is developing a database on the development of "national action plans" and other actions on BHR issues by governments around the world in order to push countries to further the international BHR agenda.

  • Shift Calls for Legal Advice Based on BHR Principles

    November 12, 2014

    Highlighting the attempts of nongovernmental organizations to portray the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("BHR") as binding law, an article from the Shift Project calls for lawyers to warn their business clients about the legal risks of not complying with these principles.

  • Ecuador Seeks BHR Treaty to Rein in Transnational Corporations

    November 05, 2014

    Foreign Affairs Minister of Ecuador Ricardo Patiño writes that Ecuador is seeking a binding treaty on business and human rights ("BHR") in order to reform the "unfair world order" by holding transnational businesses to account for "arbitrary actions of corporate power."

  • IBA Pushes Guiding Principles in Global Legal Community

    October 29, 2014

    The International Bar Association ("IBA") has released a report calling for bar associations around the world to promote the use of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in lawyers' advice to their business clients.

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