Business & Human Rights

  • NGOs Call for China to Commit to “Green” Infrastructure in Amazon

    June 05, 2019

    A group of nongovernmental organizations and academic institutes have published a report calling on China, as it expands its economic partnerships in Latin America, to contribute to “greening infrastructure development” in the region to ensure the sustainability of the Amazon Basin.

  • Report Criticizes Garment Companies’ Efforts Toward “Living Wage”

    June 05, 2019

    Researchers from the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute have published a report alleging that companies in the garment industry are failing to meet pledges to ensure workers in their supply chains receive a “living wage” and criticizing the “outsourcing” of these efforts to external initiatives.

  • EC Touts Progress on Business and Human Rights

    June 05, 2019

    The European Commission (EC) has published a review of its progress promoting corporate social responsibility and implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, touting such initiatives as its Non-Financial Reporting Directive and promotion of “sustainable” business in developing countries.

  • NGOs Force FIFA’s Hand on Expansion of 2022 World Cup

    June 03, 2019

    Human Rights Watch has published a press release celebrating the International Federation of Association Football’s (FIFA) decision to halt plans to expand its 2022 World Cup tournament beyond Qatar to neighboring countries following an activist campaign declaring such a move inconsistent with FIFA’s human rights commitments.

  • Legal Body Reviews Corporate Environmental Standards in Conflicts

    June 03, 2019

    The UN-appointed International Law Commission is reviewing draft principles for governments and corporations on protecting the environment during armed conflicts that include a call for states to ensure corporations are exercising “due diligence and precaution” with respect to environmental impacts when operating in areas of armed conflict.

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