Business & Human Rights

  • Ruggie Calls on Switzerland to Implement BHR Principles

    February 04, 2015

    Harvard Professor and developer of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("BHR") John Ruggie has called for Switzerland to adopt a national action plan in order to pressure businesses to abide by the BHR Principles.

  • French Bill Seeks to Expand Foreign Access to Courts

    February 04, 2015

    A legislative proposal in the French Parliament would in effect require French corporations to perform due diligence on potential harms in their operations and could open the door to an increase in lawsuits by foreign nationals on business and human rights issues in the French courts.

  • NGO Pushes for International Treaty on Corporate Crimes

    February 04, 2015

    The nongovernmental organization the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable has announced a project seeking to promote an international consensus toward a binding agreement on prosecuting corporations for alleged human rights abuses.

  • UN Treaty Bodies Push for Business Accountability in SDGs

    January 28, 2015

    A group of UN treaty body committees has called for the inclusion of the UN's human rights agenda in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals ("SDGs"), including holding companies accountable for alleged violations of globally developed business and human rights standards.

  • Amnesty International Supports Binding BHR Treaty

    January 28, 2015

    Arguing that the "voluntary" UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("BHR") are insufficient, Amnesty International is supporting the development of a binding treaty to require countries around the world to pass and enforce laws prohibiting BHR violations.

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