Business & Human Rights

  • Butler: The Dangers of TikTok

    September 10, 2021

    Jack Butler writing in the National Review, explores the history and dangers of the popular application TikTok including its questionable practices collecting users data and reputable reports that the app is compromised by the Chinese government.

  • Rights Group files Complaint Against German Retailers over Chinese Textiles

    September 08, 2021

    The human rights group, European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), filed a complaint to German prosecutors alleging that several fashion retailers, including Lidl and Hugo Boss, profited from forced labour within the cotton industry in China's Xinjiang region.

  • Corporate Criminal Liability for International Crimes: France and Sweden Poised To Take Steps Forward

    September 08, 2021

    JustSecurity examines recent developments of the trend to hold corporations accountable for their participation in human rights violations and international crimes and how it is experiencing renewed momentum, especially seen in  The Lundin Case in Sweden and The Lafarge Case in France.

  • Edmans: Two Years Later, Has the Business Roundtable Statement Transformed Capitalism?

    September 08, 2021

    Alex Edmans, a Professor of Finance at London Business School and Academic Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance explores the impact on capitalism of the Business Roundtable Statement two years after it was redefined and put in place.

  • Facebook’s WhatsApp Fined for Breaking EU’s Data Privacy Law

    September 07, 2021

    In a case that represents a big test of Europe’s ability to enforce its landmark data privacy law, Irish authorities have fined Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service nearly $270 million for lack of transparency concerning how data is used and collected from people on the service.

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