Business & Human Rights

  • US halts imports from China’s Xinjiang region known for Human Rights Abuses

    September 15, 2020

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) has put a freeze on imports from companies that produce cotton, clothing and computer parts in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China, where local authorities have detained more than 1 million people in detention camps due to their ethnic and religious minorities.

  • Business Insider: The EU may Force Facebook to Stop Transatlantic Data Transfers

    September 14, 2020

    According to Ireland's Data Protection Commission, Facebook's main mechanism to transfer data from the EU to the US may conflict with EU privacy laws, raising concerns that EU citizens privacy rights would not be respected.

  • Guardian: Poisoning of Russian Opponent Navalny May Halt Nord Stream 2 Project

    September 08, 2020

    The future of the largely contested baltic pipeline, Nord Stream 2, may be in limbo, as political rivals, allies and numerous countries, including the United States, are calling on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to end the the nearly completed project between Germany and Russia after the recent poisoning of Russian opposition leader Navalny.

  • Reuters: CDC Announces Potential Distribution of Covid Vaccine in October

    September 07, 2020

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has begun preparing the distribution of a potential coronavirus vaccine to high-risk groups as soon as late October.

  • Morrison: Competition Needed in ESG Consultancy Market

    September 07, 2020

    Writing in National Review Online, Richard Morrison explains why, as consulting firms engaged in advising for-profit companies about how to comply with environmental, social and governance ("ESG") standards do so from a progressive perspective, there is a need to encourage more free-market conservative ESG consultants to develop competing standards and enter the field.

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