Business & Human Rights

  • Ruggie Highlights "Hard Law" Use of BHR Principles

    December 17, 2014

    Warning of the challenges involved in producing a binding treaty on business and human rights ("BHR"), developer of the UN Guiding Principles on BHR John Ruggie has outlined the ways in which countries are translating these Principles into policy and legal professionals are advising on their implementation.

  • UN Releases "Toolkit" on Human Rights and Finance

    December 17, 2014

    The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative has published guidance pressuring institutions in the finance sector to abide by the UN's business and human rights agenda in their transactions.

  • Activist Calls for Courts to Open to Extraterritorial Claims

    December 17, 2014

    Sif Thorgeirsson of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre has called for countries around the world to open their courts to claims against businesses for alleged human rights violations committed abroad.

  • Citing Slow Progress of UNGPs, NGO Calls for Binding Treaty

    December 17, 2014

    Citing the "sparse" implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("UNGPs"), the nongovernmental organization ("NGO") IBON International has called for activists to focus on the development of a binding global treaty to prevent and remedy human rights violations by businesses.

  • Groups Launch Ranking of BHR Performance

    December 17, 2014

    A group of nongovernmental organizations and businesses have announced the launch of a Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, which will investigate and rank the performance of 500 companies on implementing UN business and human rights ("BHR") standards.

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