Business & Human Rights

  • Amnesty Publishes Guide for Financing Extractive Industry

    June 20, 2014

    Amnesty Netherlands recently released a report pressuring financial companies to promote respect of human rights in the mining, oil, and gas corporations in which they invest and to take into account the human rights records of such companies when deciding whether to finance them.

  • IBA Creates Business and Human Rights Working Group

    June 20, 2014

    The International Bar Association ("IBA") has established a working group that will, among other things, encourage bar associations to develop strategies for implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights into legal practice.

  • IPIECA Develops Grievance Mechanisms "Toolbox"

    June 20, 2014

    The oil and gas industry association IPIECA has published a guidance paper that pushes oil and gas companies to set up "Community Grievance Mechanisms" in areas where they operate in order to help implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and 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.

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