Business & Human Rights

  • UN Group Seeks Universal BHR Recognition

    February 03, 2017

    In a recent interview, Dante Pesce, a member of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights (BHR), highlighted the Working Group's prioritization of comprehensive recognition of BHR principles throughout business supply chains and its push for investor pressure on companies to promote the BHR agenda.

  • IACHR Ruling Spurs Calls for Land Redistribution

    February 03, 2017

    A group of campaigners has called on the Brazilian government to use a ruling from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), which stated that Brazil must pay compensation to agricultural workers held on a ranch against their will, to speed up redistribution of land to poor farmers across the country.

  • NGOs Promote US Pressure on Extractives

    February 03, 2017

    A letter from a coalition of nongovernmental organizations called Publish What You Pay to the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations calls for pressure on the US State Department to continue policies on public reporting by extractive companies regarding the finances of their foreign operations.

  • NGOs Criticize AIIB Disclosure Policy

    February 03, 2017

    Two nongovernmental organizations have warned that the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) must follow the example of its Western counterparts in improving its public disclosure regime to provide information on its compliance with the global business and human rights and environmental agendas.

  • Bank Group Explores BHR Responsibility

    February 01, 2017

    A discussion paper from a group of bank representatives promoting application of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (BHR), called the Thun Group, considers the point at which banks become "directly linked" to BHR violations and calls on them to develop due diligence procedures to prevent and deal with these situations.

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