Business & Human Rights

  • Report Seeks Greater Implementation of BHR in UN System

    June 20, 2014

    The UN Secretary-General has submitted a report to the UN Human Rights Council calling for more integration of the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights ("BHR") in the UN system and seeking to develop an exchange on a potential global fund for BHR implementation.

  • UN Global Compact Releases "Africa Strategy"

    June 19, 2014

    The UN Global Compact has released its strategy to promote "corporate sustainability" in Africa as it seeks to bind businesses operating on the continent to internationally developed norms on social, environmental, and ethical issues.

  • Ruggie Calls for Precise, Binding BHR Treaties

    June 19, 2014

    At a ceremony praising his Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("BHR"), Professor John Ruggie discussed the "promise" of narrowly focused, binding international instruments to build on these Principles in addressing BHR issues.

  • Proposed HRC Resolution Pushes BHR Agenda

    June 19, 2014

    A proposed resolution at the UN Human Rights Council ("HRC") calls for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to pressure countries to adopt an aggressive agenda for the promotion of international business and human rights ("BHR") principles.

  • U.K. NCP Examines Complaint on Security Firm Activities

    June 19, 2014

    The U.K.'s National Contact Point ("NCP") for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises has accepted for further examination parts of a complaint accusing a security firm of financing security equipment used to violate the human rights of Palestinians.

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