Business & Human Rights

  • Activist Calls for BHR Promotion Among Maritime Clients

    November 19, 2014

    David Hammond of the nongovernmental organization Human Rights at Sea writes that lawyers should advise maritime industry clients of their obligations under international business and human rights ("BHR") standards and push these companies to develop "human rights impact assessments."

  • Ireland Releases CSR Action Plan

    November 19, 2014

    The Irish Government has released a national plan outlining how it will pressure businesses to go "beyond compliance with legislative requirements" by implementing corporate social responsibility ("CSR") practices in their operations.

  • Blog: Activists Could Use ICC to Try Corporate Executives

    November 19, 2014

    A post on a human rights blog argues that in the future the International Criminal Court ("ICC") could try corporate executives for "crimes against humanity" they have committed in the course of business operations.

  • NGO Publishes Report on BHR Due Diligence Tools

    November 19, 2014

    The nongovernmental organization ("NGO") econsense has published a report pressuring businesses to uphold the UN's business and human rights ("BHR") agenda through tools and guidelines corporations can use to structure their "human rights due diligence" process.

  • UN Pushes Companies to Adopt Food Standards

    November 19, 2014

    The UN Global Compact is seeking compliance from food companies around the world to a set of Food and Agricultural Principles it released earlier this year to promote "sustainable" agricultural practices.

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