Business & Human Rights

  • Commentator Identifies UNGPs as Source of Legal CSR Obligations

    October 17, 2014

    In a chapter on corporate social responsibility ("CSR") in the extractive sector, Yousuf Aftab writes that concepts proliferated in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("UNGPs") and other international frameworks will place legal responsibilities on corporations to observe CSR in their operations.

  • Article Calls for Additional Corporate Apparatus on BHR

    October 17, 2014

    An article by a staff member of the Institute of Policy Research and Advocacy calls for companies to advance the international business and human rights ("BHR") agenda by establishing an initiative specifically devoted to BHR issues, separate from those promoting corporate social responsibility.

  • Activists Call for Global Governance of Corporate Reporting

    October 17, 2014

    Citing a study's findings that a low number of large corporations around the world report how they advance the "sustainability" agenda, some activists are calling for the development of consistent reporting standards in a global body to push businesses to publicize this information.

  • U.K. Announces Corporate Reporting on Supply Chain Labor Rights

    October 17, 2014

    The British Government has announced the development of a bill that will require U.K. businesses to report on the steps they have taken to make their supply chains free of forced labor.

  • Commentators Predict Expansion in Climate Change Litigation

    October 17, 2014

    Arguing that greenhouse gases released by a small number of businesses have caused most global warming effects, such as extreme flooding and droughts, two legal commentators write that businesses will become increasingly susceptible to international litigation based on climate change in the future.

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