Business & Human Rights

  • Asian Exchanges Join UN Sustainability Initiative

    May 27, 2015

    Four East Asian stock exchanges recently joined the UN’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative, which requires these exchanges to push businesses they list to report on their social and environmental impacts, bringing the total number of exchanges in the initiative to 23.

  • UN Holds Africa Regional Forum to Advance BHR

    May 27, 2015

    The UN Working Group on business and human rights (“BHR”) issues recently held an African Regional Forum with government officials, business leaders, nongovernmental organizations, and others in order to push the UN’s BHR agenda across Africa.

  • UN Seeks Buy-in from Businesses on Climate Agenda

    May 27, 2015

    The UN Global Compact and a group of nongovernmental organizations have launched an initiative seeking to pressure 100 companies to commit to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 2015 in line with UN predictions of disastrous climate change effects.

  • NGOs Scrutinize EU’s “Better Regulation” Measures

    May 27, 2015

    A watchdog group of nongovernmental organizations (“NGOs”) will examine measures passed by the European Commission as part of its initiative to cut red tape, as these NGOs argue deregulation measures may subordinate citizen, worker, and consumer rights to those of businesses in the EU.

  • Bernaz: U.K. Bill of Rights Would Harm BHR Agenda

    May 27, 2015

    Dr. Nadia Bernaz of Middlesex University School of Law writes that the proposed adoption of a British Bill of Rights in place of the U.K. Human Rights Act would close off avenues for alleged victims of human rights violations by businesses to seek redress.

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