UN Guiding Principles

  • UN Working Group Releases Principles on NAP Development

    July 14, 2014

    The UN Working Group on business and human rights issues has published a report pushing governments to implement what it views as the key principles in the development of national action plans ("NAPs") on business and human rights and seeking input on reviewing and following up on such NAPs.

  • NGOs Develop "Toolkit" for BHR Action Plans

    July 14, 2014

    The nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable have published a "toolkit" on the development and implementation of national action plans on business and human rights ("BHR") issues.

  • Unilever Commits to International BHR Standards

    June 23, 2014

    Consumer goods company Unilever has announced that it will report on its progress in implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("BHR") in its operations and that it will produce impact assessments reviewing activities in its supply chain.

  • FOEI Seeks Protection of Human Right to the Environment

    June 20, 2014

    Friends of the Earth International ("FOEI") has published a report going beyond current UN business and human rights principles to make a radical call for the protection of the rights of nature and people to restrict corporations from contributing to environmental harm.

  • AI Calls for More UN Action on BHR Initiatives

    June 20, 2014

    Amnesty International ("AI") has published a statement calling for the UN Human Rights Council to pressure member states to do more to regulate business and human rights ("BHR") issues and to develop international law on BHR standards.

  • IBA Creates Business and Human Rights Working Group

    June 20, 2014

    The International Bar Association ("IBA") has established a working group that will, among other things, encourage bar associations to develop strategies for implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights into legal practice.

  • IPIECA Develops Grievance Mechanisms "Toolbox"

    June 20, 2014

    The oil and gas industry association IPIECA has published a guidance paper that pushes oil and gas companies to set up "Community Grievance Mechanisms" in areas where they operate in order to help implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

  • Report Seeks Greater Implementation of BHR in UN System

    June 20, 2014

    The UN Secretary-General has submitted a report to the UN Human Rights Council calling for more integration of the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights ("BHR") in the UN system and seeking to develop an exchange on a potential global fund for BHR implementation.

  • Ruggie Calls for Precise, Binding BHR Treaties

    June 19, 2014

    At a ceremony praising his Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("BHR"), Professor John Ruggie discussed the "promise" of narrowly focused, binding international instruments to build on these Principles in addressing BHR issues.

  • Proposed HRC Resolution Pushes BHR Agenda

    June 19, 2014

    A proposed resolution at the UN Human Rights Council ("HRC") calls for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to pressure countries to adopt an aggressive agenda for the promotion of international business and human rights ("BHR") principles.

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