Business & Human Rights

  • Coke, Pepsi Adopt UN Guidelines on Land Rights

    July 14, 2014

    Following the decision of Coca-Cola to support the UN Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure, which seek to pressure businesses to avoid violation of land ownership rights in developing countries, Pepsi has agreed to promote the Guidelines and carry out impact assessments in its supply chain. 

  • BHR Activists Seek UN Human Rights Council Support on Treaty

    July 14, 2014

    Advocates of a binding international treaty on business and human rights ("BHR") continue pressing their agenda at the UN Human Rights Council, blasting the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and UN Global Compact as insufficient and ineffective measures.

  • UN Working Group to Issue Guidance on Gender and UNGPs

    July 14, 2014

    The UN Working Group on business and human rights issues has announced that it will issue guidance on how countries should promote a "gender perspective" when developing national action plans implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (“UNGPs”).

  • HRC Adopts Norway Resolution on BHR Working Group

    July 14, 2014

    The UN Human Rights Council ("HRC") has adopted a resolution from Norway acknowledging and enhancing the mandate of the UN Working Group on business and human rights ("BHR"), including in its work to pressure countries to adopt national BHR action plans.

  • Ruggie Expresses Concern over BHR Treaty Vote

    July 14, 2014

    Following the vote of the UN Human Rights Council to create an open-ended process for creating a binding treaty on business and human rights ("BHR") issues, John Ruggie argues that such a process may lead to nonimplementation of the UN Guiding Principles on BHR and to fewer human rights protections.

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