Business & Human Rights

  • NGO Derides "Voluntary" Mechanisms to Promote BHR Principles

    September 10, 2014

    The director of the nongovernmental organization ("NGO") CORE argues that the U.K. must replace its voluntary standards implementing international business and human rights ("BHR") principles with binding laws to prevent British businesses from violating these principles in other countries.

  • UN's Online Child Safety Standards Include "Digital Citizenship" Education

    September 10, 2014

    In guidelines seeking to standardize how internet companies around the world protect "children's needs in the online world," a group of UN agencies included standards on "how to enable responsible digital citizenship, learning and civic participation."

  • Under Pressure, Yale Considers Divestment in Fossil Fuels

    September 10, 2014

    As pressure from nongovernmental organizations and international organizations ramps up, The New York Times reports that Yale University has asked the managers of its investments to consider the risks of continuing to fund projects and companies that allegedly contribute to climate change.

  • Thomson Reuters Measures Corporate ESG Observance

    September 10, 2014

    Thomson Reuters has established a set of indices that will measure how companies implement policies related to international "environmental, social, and governance" principles, thus seeking to shame companies that have not made sufficient progress on these standards.

  • ICAR Seeks Implementation of BHR Principles in U.S. Contracts

    September 10, 2014

    The nongovernmental organization the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable ("ICAR") has called on the U.S. Government to evaluate contract bids on the adherence of the companies involved to international principles on business and human rights ("BHR").

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