Business & Human Rights

  • Paper Examines "Collaborative" BHR Impact Assessments

    April 05, 2017

    The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Danish Institute for Human Rights, and Sciences Po Law School Clinic outline how businesses and NGOs could pursue a "collaborative" approach to "human rights impact assessments" to consider how best to implement the global business and human rights (BHR) agenda in corporate projects.

  • UN Group Seeks Spread of BHR "Due Diligence" Laws

    April 05, 2017

    The UN Working Group on business and human rights (BHR) issues has released a statement welcoming a new French law requiring companies to show they are performing "due diligence" to identify and address human rights impacts in their operations and supply chains and calling on other governments to follow France's lead in broadly implementing the BHR agenda.

  • Workshop Pushes for Strong CoE Guidelines on BHR

    April 05, 2017

    A recent workshop hosted by the Danish Institute for Human Rights gathered representatives from governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), businesses, and other institutions to generate proposals for a wide-ranging business and human rights (BHR) recommendation at a high-level seminar to be hosted by the Council of Europe (CoE) in June.

  • Professor: Brexit Could Worsen “Modern Slavery” in UK

    April 05, 2017

    Professor Andrew Crane of the University of Bath has warned that the decrease in legal immigration to the UK as a result of the country leaving the EU will likely increase demand for trafficked labor and contribute to other exploitive business practices. 

  • NGO Chief Calls for Global Agreement on “Modern Slavery”

    April 05, 2017

    Phil Bloomer of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has proposed a “Global Modern Slavery Agreement” that would set out international standards for “mandatory transparency, mandatory due diligence, incentives for action, and access to justice and remedy” required of businesses to combat forced labor around the world. 

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