Business & Human Rights

  • Activist Pushes for Coercive BHR System

    December 24, 2014

    Business and human rights ("BHR") activist Joanne Bauer argues that the doctrine of corporate social responsibility, in which businesses judge for themselves their level of compliance with human rights and environmental principles, is insufficient in coercing businesses to abide by the international BHR agenda.

  • Ruggie Highlights "Hard Law" Use of BHR Principles

    December 17, 2014

    Warning of the challenges involved in producing a binding treaty on business and human rights ("BHR"), developer of the UN Guiding Principles on BHR John Ruggie has outlined the ways in which countries are translating these Principles into policy and legal professionals are advising on their implementation.

  • UN Releases "Toolkit" on Human Rights and Finance

    December 17, 2014

    The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative has published guidance pressuring institutions in the finance sector to abide by the UN's business and human rights agenda in their transactions.

  • Activist Calls for Courts to Open to Extraterritorial Claims

    December 17, 2014

    Sif Thorgeirsson of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre has called for countries around the world to open their courts to claims against businesses for alleged human rights violations committed abroad.

  • Citing Slow Progress of UNGPs, NGO Calls for Binding Treaty

    December 17, 2014

    Citing the "sparse" implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("UNGPs"), the nongovernmental organization ("NGO") IBON International has called for activists to focus on the development of a binding global treaty to prevent and remedy human rights violations by businesses.

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