Business & Human Rights

  • U.S. and States File Antitrust Action against Facebook

    December 11, 2020

    BBC reports that in one of the most significant legal actions against Facebook, U.S. federal regulators and more than 45 state prosecutors have sued the tech giant on grounds that the social media company has taken illegal actions to stifle competition.

  • Cohen: Win for Free Speech at Cambridge University

    December 11, 2020

    Nick Cohen writes in The Spectator that, by rejecting a University proposal to require "respect" for the viewpoints of others, rather than "toleration," Cambridge Academics have won a victory for free speech.

  • Twitter Expands Coverage on Regulation of Expression

    December 03, 2020

    In a statement, Twitter has announced the expansion of its 2019 ban on speech that dehumanizes others on the basis of religion or caste to include language that dehumanizes people on the basis of race, ethnicity and national origin.

  • Fox Business: Nasdaq Proposes Board-Diversity Rule for Listed Companies

    December 02, 2020

    Nasdaq filed a proposal with the Securities and Exchange Commission that would require listed companies to include women and people of diverse races or sexual orientation on their boards.

  • Voters in Switzerland Narrowly Reject RBI

    December 02, 2020

    Voters in Switzerland narrowly rejected the novel “Responsible Business Initiative” (RBI), which would have extended liability to multinational corporations for noncompliance with international environmental and human rights standards, in Switzerland and abroad.

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