Business & Human Rights

  • ILO Partnership Issues Call for “Universal Social Protection”

    February 14, 2019

    The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Global Partnership for Universal Social Protection recently issued a “call to action” describing how governments must implement programs to secure their citizens’ “fundamental human right” to social protection.

  • UNGC Supports Report on Business Climate “Opportunities”

    February 14, 2019

    The UN Global Compact (UNGC) has supported the publication of a report explaining how companies can “turn climate risks into new business opportunities” in six different sectors and contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • NGO Seeks “Exhaustive” Corporate Vigilance Plans in France

    February 14, 2019

    The human rights activist group Sherpa has published a reference guide for companies and “stakeholders” calling on companies to respond to a new “duty of vigilance” imposed by French law with “exhaustive and sincere vigilance plans” explaining how they will address their negative social and environmental impacts.

  • NGOs: “Sustainable” Europe Must Include Due Diligence Mandates

    February 14, 2019

    The European Coalition for Corporate Justice criticizes a European Commission reflection paper on the EU’s efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals for failing to preview policies requiring corporate “human rights due diligence” and easing lawsuits against companies over alleged rights violations.

  • NGO Calls for Broader Impact of BHR Treaty on Digital Issues

    February 14, 2019

    The nongovernmental organization Access Now has published an article calling on the intergovernmental panel developing a binding UN treaty on business and human rights (BHR) to tackle a broad range of “digital rights” issues, including through BHR due diligence and reporting requirements.

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