Business & Human Rights

  • IBA Seeks Comments on Draft BHR Guidance

    December 31, 2014

    The International Bar Association ("IBA") has announced that it is seeking comments on its guidance to attorneys around the world to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("BHR") in their legal advice to corporations.

  • U.K. Announces Support for BHR Rating Mechanism

    December 24, 2014

    The British Government has announced that it will provide financial support to a nonprofit and business initiative, the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, that ranks companies on their compliance with the UN's business and human rights ("BHR") agenda.

  • CIGI Considers Global Governance of BHR in Finance Sector

    December 24, 2014

    A Centre for International Governance Innovation ("CIGI") report discusses how to improve the international Equator Principles for project finance, and other principles related to business and human rights ("BHR"), to better pressure financial institutions to advance the international BHR and environmental agenda.

  • U.S. Holds Public Consultation on Adoption of NAP

    December 24, 2014

    The U.S. Government has held the first public consultation on its adoption of a national action plan ("NAP") on the UN's business and human rights agenda at the New York University Stern School of Business.

  • 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.

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