Business & Human Rights

  • Dutch Bank Joins BHR Reporting Framework

    July 07, 2015

    The UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework, an initiative of nongovernmental organization Shift and consultancy Mazars that pushes companies to report on their implementation of the UN business and human rights ("BHR") agenda, has announced that Dutch bank ABN AMRO is the first bank to join the framework.

  • Paper: Failed Treaty Process Would Advance BHR Movement

    July 07, 2015

    A paper published by the Coalition for Peace and Ethics argues that, even though the process of developing a binding business and human rights ("BHR") treaty will likely fail, it is still useful for advocates of the UN's BHR agenda in advancing a "coherent structure" for BHR governance.

  • Asia-Pacific NGOs Demand Broad BHR Treaty

    July 06, 2015

    A group of Asia-Pacific nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") has released a series of "demands" for provisions to be included in a legally binding business and human rights ("BHR") treaty, including corporate financial disclosure and a prohibition of "complicity" between businesses and governments.

  • Activist Questions Quality of BHR Indicators

    July 06, 2015

    Demonstrating the difficulty of measuring "progress" in corporate implementation of the UN's business and human rights ("BHR") agenda, BHR adviser Damiano de Felice writes that indicators developed to quantify such progress are sometimes inaccurate and can hinder the advancement of the BHR agenda.

  • Indonesia Develops Action Plan on BHR Agenda

    July 06, 2015

    The Jakarta Post reports that Indonesia's National Commission for Human Rights is developing a national action plan to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("BHR"), including requiring companies to protect the environment and preserve local traditions in operating areas.

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