UN Guiding Principles

  • NGO Calls on France to Facilitate BHR Lawsuits

    August 03, 2017

    The nongovernmental organization Sherpa has issued a press release praising parts of the recently published French National Action Plan on business and human rights (BHR), including reinforcement of a "duty of care" standard for businesses on BHR issues, but calling for additional provisions facilitating the filing of BHR lawsuits against French companies.

  • Paper: French Law Pursues BHR "Due Diligence" Principles

    August 03, 2017

    The International Bar Association (IBA) has published an article describing how a recently passed French law imposing a duty of "vigilance" on companies to monitor and report their efforts to reduce their negative global business and human rights (BHR) impacts is based in the corporate duty of "human rights due diligence" set out in the UN Guiding Principles on BHR.

  • AU Develops Continental BHR Action Plan

    August 03, 2017

    According to Romola Adeola of McGill University's Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, the African Union's (AU) plans to develop a continent-wide action plan to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (BHR) will help countries address BHR issues relating to land acquisition and environmental pollution.

  • NGO Seeks "Due Diligence" on Recruitment Processes

    August 03, 2017

    The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility has produced global guidance calling for corporations to perform "human rights due diligence" throughout their recruitment process and suppliers to eliminate forced labor and "ethical recruitment" of migrant workers.

  • NGO: Australia Should Require Due Diligence in Supply Chains

    August 03, 2017

    The nongovernmental organization Human Rights Law Centre has urged the Australian government to require companies to perform human rights "due diligence" across their foreign supply chains as a step toward fulfilling the country’s “international obligations” under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

  • NGO Calls for BHR Treaty to Regulate Trade Deals

    August 01, 2017

    A report from CIDSE, a network of Catholic social justice organizations, calls for any future UN treaty on business and human rights (BHR) to force countries negotiating trade and investment agreements to take into account global BHR principles, including requiring governments to perform a "human rights impact assessment" before concluding any trade deal.

  • UN Independent Experts Critique Peru on BHR

    July 27, 2017

    Following a 10-day visit to the country, a group of UN human rights mandate holders called on the Peruvian government to reform its handling of "social conflicts" related to business operations and called for "a new mechanism to protect human rights defenders" in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (BHR).

  • IBA Releases Handbook on BHR "Due Diligence"

    July 26, 2017

    The International Bar Association (IBA) has released a handbook guiding corporate lawyers to incorporate human rights due diligence practices into their clients' commercial transactions in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (BHR).

  • UN Agents Warn Against Peruvian Oil Deal

    July 26, 2017

    Two UN human rights mandate holders have called on the Peruvian government to cease negotiations for oil rights in a region of the country until they have obtained the "free, prior and informed consent" of indigenous peoples living in the area in line with global human rights standards.

  • Roundtable Focuses on BHR Treaty Strategy

    July 26, 2017

    In the lead-up to a third working session on the development of a binding UN treaty on business and human rights (BHR), a group of BHR advocates gathered in London to discuss the best diplomatic approach to the negotiation of the treaty to ensure adoption and implementation of BHR principles by businesses around the world.

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