Business & Human Rights

  • U.K. MPs Call for Business Action on Corruption

    July 30, 2014

    Two British Members of Parliament ("MPs") have published an article pushing for businesses to "play their part in preventing corruption," including by adhering to industry standards of conduct that are stricter than U.K. legal requirements.

  • Irish Government Warns of Investment Risks for Israeli Settlements

    July 30, 2014

    The Irish Government has issued a warning to businesses that investing in settlements for Israelis in Palestinian territories could "entail legal and economic risks" and that businesses should seek legal advice prior to investing in such projects.

  • UN Holds Meeting on Binding Treaty on Security Companies

    July 23, 2014

    The UN has announced that it is holding a meeting, promoted by Cuba and the African Group, on the development of an "international regulatory framework" for overseeing private military and security companies.

  • New Zealand NCP Receives Housing Repair Company Complaint

    July 23, 2014

    OECD Watch reports that a nongovernmental organization has filed a complaint against New Zealand's National Contact Point ("NCP") for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises against a company for its delay in repairing houses following a set of damaging earthquakes in the country.

  • IHRB: New UN Rights Chief Must Advance BHR Agenda

    July 23, 2014

    An article from the Institute for Human Rights and Business ("IHRB") argues that the next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights must advance the international agenda on business and human rights ("BHR") and promote dialogue in the process to develop a binding treaty on the issue.

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