UN Guiding Principles

  • NGO Manual Seeks BHR "Grievance Mechanisms"

    January 21, 2015

    In a new manual, the nongovernmental organization ("NGO") IPIECA calls for oil and gas companies to adopt "community grievance mechanisms" in order to respond to social and environmental impacts in their operations, in line with the international agenda on business and human rights ("BHR").

  • Swiss NGO Seeks Mandatory BHR Due Diligence

    January 21, 2015

    The nongovernmental organization ("NGO") the Swiss Coalition of Corporate Justice has announced that it will launch a popular initiative in Switzerland requiring Swiss companies to perform due diligence to implement international standards on business and human rights ("BHR") and the environment.

  • NGO Calls for Domestic Application of U.S. Action Plan

    January 21, 2015

    In a submission to the U.S. Government consultation on a proposed national action plan ("NAP") implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has called for the NAP to focus on alleged rights violations both abroad and on U.S. soil.

  • Ireland Calls for Input on Development of NAP

    January 21, 2015

    The Irish Government has announced that it is seeking input on its development of a national action plan ("NAP") implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights from interested Irish and international individuals and groups.

  • NGOs Push Mexico to Accept Global BHR Agenda

    January 14, 2015

    Two nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") have announced a partnership through which they will seek to pressure the Government of Mexico to adopt a "national action plan" to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("BHR").

  • IHRB Proposes Binding Measures in U.S. BHR Plan

    December 31, 2014

    The Institute for Human Rights and Business ("IHRB") has published a series of recommendations for the upcoming U.S. national action plan on business and human rights ("BHR"), including the need for binding regulatory measures that require business compliance with the UN's BHR agenda.

  • Activist: Capitalism Is Root of Human Rights Violations

    December 31, 2014

    Amit Singh writes that instead of voluntary principles or a binding treaty aimed at addressing alleged corporate human rights abuses, the world must solve the problem of "unabashed" capitalism, which is "not compatible with human rights."

  • Microsoft Celebrates UN's BHR Agenda

    December 31, 2014

    Microsoft has announced that for the occasion of the 2014 Human Rights Day, it organized a roundtable discussion in Warsaw, Poland to demonstrate its commitment to implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("BHR").

  • IBA Seeks Comments on Draft BHR Guidance

    December 31, 2014

    The International Bar Association ("IBA") has announced that it is seeking comments on its guidance to attorneys around the world to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("BHR") in their legal advice to corporations.

  • U.K. Announces Support for BHR Rating Mechanism

    December 24, 2014

    The British Government has announced that it will provide financial support to a nonprofit and business initiative, the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, that ranks companies on their compliance with the UN's business and human rights ("BHR") agenda.

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