Business & Human Rights

  • Garst: OECD BEPS Project Threatens Tax Competition and Economic Liberty

    June 22, 2015

    In a new paper, the Center for Freedom and Prosperity's Brian Garst explains how, through its Base Income and Profit Shifting ("BEPS") Project, the OECD is engaging in a war against tax competition that will enable "endless global fishing expeditions and provide cover for governments to choke the economy with new taxes."

  • NGO Calls for Bolstered NCP Corporate Review Process

    June 17, 2015

    The nongovernmental organization ("NGO") OECD Watch has called for OECD National Contact Points ("NCPs") to do more to ensure corporate accountability for alleged human rights violations and environmental harm, along with material consequences for corporations' refusal to participate in the NCP process.

  • UN Calls for Businesses to Make Climate Commitments

    June 17, 2015

    The UN Environment Programme has issued a report in which it calls for businesses and sub-national governments to bind themselves to voluntary commitments to reduce greenhouse gases in order to counter global warming.

  • NGOs: Ban Oil and Gas Companies from Climate Talks

    June 17, 2015

    Reuters reports that a group of environmental nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") are calling for a ban on the participation of oil and gas companies in upcoming negotiations over a binding global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • UN Group Seeks BHR Component in "Sustainability" Agenda

    June 17, 2015

    The UN Working Group on business and human rights ("BHR") issues has called upon countries and the UN system to build their negotiations over international agreements, including on trade, and the UN "sustainable development" agenda on the framework of the UN Guiding Principles on BHR.

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