Business & Human Rights

  • Facebook Faces Criticism in Australia for News Ban

    February 22, 2021

    Politico reports that in a move quickly gaining international reactions, Facebook has created new rules blocking news content  amid a dispute with the Australian government over a planned law leaving Australian users unable to view and share local and international news.

  • National Review: Voluntary ESG Disclosures Not Enough for Feds

    February 17, 2021

    Richard Morrison explores why the government insists on costly federal mandates, despite dozens of companies voluntarily pledging to disclose information through a new system of rules for reporting on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics.

  • Rosenzweig: Surveillance Technology and the Rule of Law

    February 17, 2021

    Paul Rosenzweig of The George Washington University Law School explores a fundamental quandary the U.S. is facing when considering Surveillance Technology and the Rule of Law, including the challenges of balancing the security of the United States and its citizens with individual privacy and civil liberties.

  • Sidley: Rise of ESG Due Diligence in Europe

    February 15, 2021

    As the European Commission plans to propose new legislation introducing mandatory human rights due diligence for EU companies continues, the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs has published a draft report revealing more of what will be required by EU companies.

  • Swiss Info: Who Controls the Freedom of Expression?

    February 10, 2021

    Renat Kuenzi writing for Swiss Info explores the question of who controls the freedom of expression and the future of democracy after several social media companies silenced former U.S. President Donald Trump’s accounts last month.

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