Business & Human Rights

  • MEP Calls for Extraterritorial BHR Justice in EU

    November 19, 2014

    In a recent speech, European Parliament Rapporteur on Corporate Social Responsibility Richard Howitt MEP has called for EU legislation expanding access to courts in Europe for human rights violations allegedly committed in other parts of the world.

  • U.K. Pushes Embassies to Advance BHR in Host Countries

    November 12, 2014

    The British Government has published a document calling for embassy personnel around the world to push business and human rights ("BHR") initiatives with host governments, pressure businesses to uphold the international BHR agenda, and encourage action by civil society groups working on these issues.

  • Article Outlines "Shortcoming" in Adidas Complaint Mechanism

    November 12, 2014

    Following the announcement by Adidas of a third party complaint process on business and human rights issues, an article on the "sustainable" business website TriplePundit has called for the company to go further in tracking potential future human rights violations in its operations.

  • Activists Develop Database on National BHR Actions

    November 12, 2014

    The Business & Human Rights ("BHR") Resource Centre is developing a database on the development of "national action plans" and other actions on BHR issues by governments around the world in order to push countries to further the international BHR agenda.

  • UN Business Partnerships Will Advance Sustainability Agenda

    November 12, 2014

    At a UN Industrial Development Organization conference that will mark the beginning of business partnerships in which the UN will pressure companies to advance its sustainability agenda, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for businesses to promote responsible environmental practices and social inclusion.

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