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  • NGO Creates “Checklist” of BHR Standards for Indigenous Rights

    July 25, 2019

    The Danish Institute for Human Rights has created a “due diligence checklist” guiding corporations on how to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (BHR) with respect to the treatment of indigenous peoples.

  • UN Working Group Publishes Revised Draft of BHR Treaty

    July 24, 2019

    The intergovernmental working group charged with developing a binding UN treaty on business and human rights (BHR) has produced a revised draft that includes provisions for states to submit BHR disputes to the International Court of Justice and calls on states to establish liability for core BHR crimes.

  • Ukraine Takes Steps Toward Action Plan on UNGPs

    July 24, 2019

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Justice recently consulted with the Danish Institute for Human Rights to create a “National Baseline Assessment” as part of the process of publishing a national action plan explaining how the country will implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

  • NGO Publishes Draft BHR Arbitration Rules

    July 24, 2019

    The Center for International Legal Cooperation has produced a set of draft arbitration rules with the aim of facilitating arbitration processes based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (BHR) to address alleged corporate violations of human rights.

  • Paper Demands “Gender-Responsive” Implementation of UNGPs

    July 10, 2019

    The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights has published a paper explains how companies must incorporate “gender-responsive human rights due diligence” processes in their implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

  • NGO Pushes Businesses Deploying AI to Prevent Rights Violations

    July 01, 2019

    Dunstan Allison-Hope and Michaela Lee of the nongovernmental organization BSR write that the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (BHR) require companies deploying artificial intelligence (AI), and not just companies developing it, to address their BHR impacts relating to privacy and discrimination.

  • Consultant: Lawyers Must Clearly Define BHR Obligations

    June 26, 2019

    Yousuf Aftab of human rights strategy firm Enodo Rights argues that, if judges are to objectively determine corporate liability for human rights violations, lawyers must do a better job of defining specific corporate obligations arising from the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (BHR).

  • NGOs Tour Europe to Support Global BHR Treaty

    June 26, 2019

    An article by International Union for Conservation of Nature describing a European tour of African and Asian nongovernmental organizations in support of a binding UN treaty on business and human rights (BHR) highlights the pressure NGOs are placing on European governments to back the development of a global, legal BHR framework.

  • Network Pushes for “Multistakeholder Collaboration” on BHR Issues

    June 19, 2019

    GBI, a network of corporations that pledge to respect the global business and human rights (BHR) agenda, has published a call for companies to engage in “multistakeholder collaboration,” including with nongovernmental organizations, to address BHR problems.

  • Swiss Parliament Debates Responsible Business Initiative

    June 19, 2019

    Swissinfo reports on a standoff between the upper and lower houses of the Swiss Parliament over a Responsible Business Initiative that would impose legal liability on Swiss businesses for alleged human rights and environmental impacts in other countries.

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