Business & Human Rights

  • NGO Pushes for “Environmental Justice” in Global South

    September 14, 2017

    The Colombian nongovernmental organization Dejusticia has released a compilation of stories on environmental controversies in the Global South as part of its effort to help environmental activists more effectively influence global public opinion on business and human rights through storytelling.

  • NGO Calls for UN Body to Oversee Corporate Taxes

    September 14, 2017

    The Association for Women's Rights in Development has released a policy brief on global corporate tax evasion and avoidance, arguing that its negative effects on women’s rights warrant the creation of a “United Nations intergovernmental tax body” to ensure corporate compliance with tax laws.

  • NGO Assesses BHR Policy in Sugar Industry

    September 14, 2017

    The nongovernmental organization KnowTheChain has released a report analyzing the business and human rights (BHR) policies and practices of ten major companies engaged in the international sugar trade, arguing that the corporations must take significant action to address human rights concerns.

  • UN Network Promotes East Asian SDG Action

    September 14, 2017

    The UN Global Compact China-Japan-Korea recently hosted a forum to discuss how businesses in the region can take steps to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in corporate policy and practice.

  • Academic: ICC Prosecutor Could Advance BHR Agenda

    September 14, 2017

    A paper from Nadia Bernaz of Wageningen University in the Netherlands examines how a policy paper from the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) announcing its future focus on "crimes" involving the environment and land degradation could portend significant support for the business and human rights (BHR) agenda in international law.

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