Business & Human Rights

  • Human Rights Groups Urge U.S. Senators to Pass ILLICIT CASH Act

    November 20, 2019

    In a letter to United States Senators, ten human rights organizations are urging passage of a proposed law they maintain would provide law enforcement officials with a tool for stemming corruption and advancing human rights.

  • Council of Europe Expert Committee Examines Human Rights Impacts of Algorithmic Systems

    November 20, 2019

    The Council of Europe expert committee on human rights dimensions of automated data processing and different forms of artificial intelligence has finalized recommendations on the human rights impacts of algorithmic systems.

  • Mullen: Business and Human Rights Agenda Faces an Uncertain Fate

    November 12, 2019

    In a post to, business and human rights expert Matthew Mullen explains why, in spite of the adoption of UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and advancing discussions on a binding international treaty on business and human rights, the fate of business and human rights is uncertain. 

  • Geneva Launches First Center for Business and Human Rights in Europe

    November 12, 2019

    In collaboration with NYU’s Stern School in the U.S., the University of Geneva is launching the first center dedicated to human rights at a business school in Europe, with Dorothée Baumann-Pauly, the Center’s director, discussing upcoming projects explaining why proper measures are necessary to ensure companies are putting rules into practice. 

  • Businesses to Trial AI Ethics Principles

    November 12, 2019

    Eight new AI ethics principles will be put to the test in a trial led by some of the biggest business in Australia, NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Telstra, Microsoft and Flamingo AI, with the goal of evaluating whether the principles can “deliver practical benefits and translate into real world solutions.”

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