Business & Human Rights

  • U.S., EU Search for Middle Ground at HRC on Business Issues

    July 14, 2014

    As the U.S. and EU seek to explain their votes at the UN Human Rights Council ("HRC") against a process to develop a treaty on business and human rights issues, proponents of the treaty dismiss their arguments that they will not be bound to support the treaty development process as "nonsense."

  • Shift Calls for Embedding of Human Rights Culture in Corporations

    July 14, 2014

    The nongovernmental organization Shift has published guidance on steps it believes corporations should take to embed human rights due diligence, including reporting on and protecting human rights in business operations, in company culture.

  • NGOs Develop "Toolkit" for BHR Action Plans

    July 14, 2014

    The nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable have published a "toolkit" on the development and implementation of national action plans on business and human rights ("BHR") issues.

  • Under NGO Pressure, Businesses Call for Climate Change Action

    July 14, 2014

    As nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") ramp up pressure on corporations to support action on global warming, Oxfam has announced that CEOs and hundreds of businesses have signed on to a statement supporting a global agreement combating climate change.

  • Shift Report Pushes Remediation Mechanisms for BHR

    July 14, 2014

    The nongovernmental organization Shift has published a report on a recent workshop that promotes the idea of establishing corporate "grievance" and other remedial mechanisms for redressing past alleged violations of international business and human rights ("BHR") principles.

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