Business & Human Rights

  • EU Adopts Directive on Corporate Non-financial Reporting

    October 01, 2014

    The Council of the EU has adopted a directive providing for the reporting of non-financial information, on human rights, environmental, and other impacts, by large corporations across the bloc, paving the way for its entering into force in 20 days.

  • U.S. Will Develop National Action Plan for BHR Implementation

    October 01, 2014

    President Barack Obama has announced that the U.S. will develop a formal National Action Plan to implement the principles set out in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("BHR") and the OECD Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises.

  • Activist Finds Capitalism at Fault for Climate Change

    October 01, 2014

    Canadian author Naomi Klein has published a book calling for a transition from a capitalist system in order to counter global warming.

  • NGOs Seek Binding EU Conflict Minerals Rules

    October 01, 2014

    A group of nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") have called on the European Parliament to overhaul a proposal of the European Commission in order to require a large number of European companies to investigate their supply chains and report on the use of so-called "conflict minerals" in their operations.

  • NGO Supports BHR Due Diligence Requirements in Switzerland

    October 01, 2014

    The Swiss Coalition for Corporate Justice has called on the Swiss Parliament to adopt legislation requiring companies to investigate alleged human rights violations and environmental impacts in their operations and to report to the government on their progress on these issues.

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