Business & Human Rights

  • Project Pushes for Corporate Responsibility in Iran

    August 16, 2017

    International lawyers have launched an Iran Business Responsibility project that seeks to push companies to adopt "responsible business standards," taking into account their human rights and environmental impacts, when they take advantage of the lowering of international sanctions on Iran by investing in the country.

  • Academic Explores Legislation on BHR Due Diligence, Reporting

    August 16, 2017

    Justine Nolan University of New South Wales has published a paper exploring how the UN and global human rights and environmental activists have succeeded in pushing countries like Australia to force businesses to use "traditional corporate concepts," including "due diligence" and public reporting, to advance the business and human rights (BHR) agenda in their supply chains.

  • UN, IOC Agree SDG Partnership

    August 16, 2017

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has announced a new partnership between the UN and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with the aim of using sports to help draw attention to and fulfill the UN's comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • EU Proposal Targets Tax Advisers on Profit Shifting

    August 16, 2017

    Reuters reports that the European Commission has proposed legislation requiring tax advisers to inform EU authorities of their assistance in "potentially aggressive tax planning arrangements" that help companies decrease their tax bills by shifting their profits to jurisdictions, including within the EU, that have lower corporate taxes.

  • NGOs Criticize Germany's BHR Record

    August 16, 2017

    Deutsche Welle reports that the nongovernmental organizations Germanwatch and Misereor have released a report documenting instances in which German companies violated the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (BHR) and calling on the German government to establish a stronger framework requiring businesses to respect rights when operating abroad.

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