Business & Human Rights

  • Unilever Commits to International BHR Standards

    June 23, 2014

    Consumer goods company Unilever has announced that it will report on its progress in implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("BHR") in its operations and that it will produce impact assessments reviewing activities in its supply chain.

  • TJN Equates Tax Avoidance with Human Rights Abuse

    June 20, 2014

    The nongovernmental organization Tax Justice Network ("TJN") has released a newsletter accusing transnational corporations of committing human rights abuses by moving their funds to accounts in so-called "tax havens" because governments are left with less tax revenue to use to "alleviate poverty."

  • ECCJ Seeks Stricter Corporate Reporting Requirements

    June 20, 2014

    Despite praising the EU non-financial reporting directive as a "significant step" toward requiring business human rights and environmental reporting, the European Coalition for Corporate Justice ("ECCJ") indicates the EU and member states should tighten requirements on businesses to report on these issues.

  • FOEI Seeks Protection of Human Right to the Environment

    June 20, 2014

    Friends of the Earth International ("FOEI") has published a report going beyond current UN business and human rights principles to make a radical call for the protection of the rights of nature and people to restrict corporations from contributing to environmental harm.

  • AI Calls for More UN Action on BHR Initiatives

    June 20, 2014

    Amnesty International ("AI") has published a statement calling for the UN Human Rights Council to pressure member states to do more to regulate business and human rights ("BHR") issues and to develop international law on BHR standards.

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