Business & Human Rights

  • Academics Find State Duty to Regulate Labor in Supply Chains

    August 07, 2019

    A group of professors from Australian universities has published research on mandatory corporate forced-labor reporting schemes recently passed by such countries as Australia and the UK concluding that public authorities “cannot entirely outsource” their duties to regulate human rights in global supply chains.

  • Analytics CEO Pushes for Global Water Governance

    August 01, 2019

    Elizabeth Taylor, the CEO of water data analytics company WaterLoom, characterizes the global governance of water as “the ideal case study” to prepare for cooperation on combating climate change and, for this purpose, pushes for more international data exchanges on water and the integration of water systems.

  • WHO Evaluates Global Policies on Tobacco Use

    August 01, 2019

    A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the “global tobacco epidemic” highlights the substantial and expanding focus of the WHO on pushing countries to implement policies targeting noncommunicable diseases such as those brought about through tobacco use.

  • Attorneys Analyze Draft BHR Treaty Requirements

    August 01, 2019

    Attorneys from Hogan Lovells have published an overview of the latest draft of a binding UN treaty on business and human rights (BHR), which includes a requirement for states to impose mandatory “human rights due diligence” procedures on businesses and to criminalize a core set of rights violations.

  • Consultancy Guides Companies on BHR Impacts of Small Mines

    August 01, 2019

    Business and human rights (BHR) consultancy Löning has published a paper containing global guidance for businesses on implementing the UN Guiding Principles on BHR when sourcing materials from artisanal and small-scale mines.

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