Business & Human Rights

  • UN Global Compact: CSR Is Necessary to Business Success

    September 03, 2014

    UN Global Compact Executive Director George Kell argues that business recognition of the importance of corporate social responsibility ("CSR") is integral to future corporate success as pressure increases from global bodies and NGOs to adhere to international CSR standards.

  • U.K. Imposes Payment Reporting Requirements on Businesses

    August 27, 2014

    The U.K. Government has announced new rules requiring, as of January 2015, mining, gas, and oil companies registered in Britain to report payments made to government in all countries in which they operate.

  • U.K. Professional Body Calls for Corporate "Global Diversity Policies"

    August 27, 2014

    The U.K.'s Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has published an article calling for transnational companies to implement diversity and equality standards in their operations across the globe and to go beyond legal employment requirements in some countries.

  • Professor Seeks Next Stage of BHR Principles

    August 20, 2014

    An article by Professor Tara Melish discusses how to move "beyond the end of the beginning" in implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("BHR"), including "empowering" civil society participation and considering the role of a binding international BHR treaty.

  • Activists Seek HRIAs in Trade Negotiations

    August 20, 2014

    Human rights activists are calling for the EU and the U.S. to perform human rights impact assessments (“HRIAs”) in negotiating trade deals with countries such as Vietnam, which they say do not respect labor rights and other human rights.

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