Business & Human Rights

  • SCOTUS Takes Case on Corporate Rights Violations

    April 05, 2017

    The New York Times reports that the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has decided to hear a case on whether plaintiffs can use a 1789 statute to sue corporations, in this case a bank accused of contributing to the financing of terrorism, for committing human rights violations in other countries.

  • UN Committee Promotes Multilateralism on Tax Policies

    April 05, 2017

    In a recent interview, officials from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs discussed how the UN's Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters, currently meeting in New York, is having an impact on global policies affecting the taxation of multinational corporations and other entities.

  • UN Official Seeks SDG-Friendly Marine Management

    April 05, 2017

    In the lead-up to a UN conference on global governance of the oceans in June, UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson recently visited Senegal as part of a trip to several African countries to encourage approaches to marine management on the continent that comply with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • UN Meeting Promotes "Green Economy" Policies

    April 05, 2017

    The UN recently hosted its second conference of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy in Berlin to engage with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and others on how global policies should push the private sector to become "socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable" and promote the UN's social and environmental agendas.

  • Scientists Propose Global Carbon Phase-out Law

    April 05, 2017

    A study published by scientists in the journal Nature calls on world leaders to implement a comprehensive plan that combines a "carbon law" shutting down corporate greenhouse gas emissions with massive investment in renewable energy to end carbon emissions by the year 2050, in line with the goals of the UN's Paris climate deal agreed in 2015.

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