Business & Human Rights

  • Lawyer Explores Mandatory BHR Due Diligence Trend

    August 14, 2019

    Business and human rights (BHR) attorney Alison Berthet outlines the growth of a global legislative and regulatory movement to impose legal requirements on corporations to perform “human rights due diligence” to address BHR impacts in their global supply chains.

  • Australia Appoints Examiner of Overseas Corporate Rights Abuses

    August 07, 2019

    The nongovernmental organization Human Rights Law Centre is applauding the move by the Australian government to appoint an “independent examiner” to monitor alleged overseas human rights abuses committed by Australian companies as part of the country’s reform of its OECD National Contact Point.

  • NGOs Target Overseas Finance by Export Credit Agencies

    August 07, 2019

    The Bankwatch Network has published a blog entry calling for greater government oversight of export credit agencies, which the NGO coalition warns are stepping into spaces left by global development banks by facilitating investments in infrastructure projects in “politically volatile countries.”

  • Academics Find State Duty to Regulate Labor in Supply Chains

    August 07, 2019

    A group of professors from Australian universities has published research on mandatory corporate forced-labor reporting schemes recently passed by such countries as Australia and the UK concluding that public authorities “cannot entirely outsource” their duties to regulate human rights in global supply chains.

  • Analytics CEO Pushes for Global Water Governance

    August 01, 2019

    Elizabeth Taylor, the CEO of water data analytics company WaterLoom, characterizes the global governance of water as “the ideal case study” to prepare for cooperation on combating climate change and, for this purpose, pushes for more international data exchanges on water and the integration of water systems.

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