Business & Human Rights

  • Commentary: US Should Quit UNHRC over "Blacklist"

    October 11, 2017

    Benjamin Weinthal of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies writes that the US and other "morally-principled countries" should withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) if the body proceeds with publishing a database of all companies doing business in Israeli settlements, asserting that the database is part of a global, anti-Semitic boycott movement.

  • Lawyer: Create Global Approach to Labor Reporting

    October 11, 2017

    Amy Sinclair of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre writes that, rather than perpetuate an "international mishmash of misaligned laws" requiring corporate "due diligence" and reporting on forced labor in supply chains, governments, including Australia, must adopt a "consistent global approach" to mandating business reporting on these issues.

  • BHR Panel Seeks More Targeted Push on Rights

    October 06, 2017

    At a recent UN Global Compact Network meeting in Singapore, a sustainability consultant and business leaders agreed that social and environmental activists would best serve their agendas by abandoning their push for the broad concept of "human rights" in corporate operations in favor of narrower concepts such as "gender, race, inclusiveness and equality."

  • NGO Produces "Due Diligence" Guide for ICT Contractors

    October 06, 2017

    The nongovernmental organization Electronics Watch has produced global guidance for contractors who sell information and communications technology (ICT) to the public sector on how to provide "due diligence," in line with the global business and human rights agenda, to prevent and report on rights violations in the production of the goods they sell.

  • Activists Seek Accreditation of Fashion Industry on Rights

    October 06, 2017

    Elizabeth Winkler explains the growing effort by human rights activists to push fashion companies to halt self-monitoring of their supply chains based on their own codes of conduct and instead join accreditation schemes requiring them to investigate and report on efforts to rid their supply chains of rights violations based on global standards.

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