Business & Human Rights

  • Ruggie Calls for Precise, Binding BHR Treaties

    June 19, 2014

    At a ceremony praising his Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("BHR"), Professor John Ruggie discussed the "promise" of narrowly focused, binding international instruments to build on these Principles in addressing BHR issues.

  • Proposed HRC Resolution Pushes BHR Agenda

    June 19, 2014

    A proposed resolution at the UN Human Rights Council ("HRC") calls for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to pressure countries to adopt an aggressive agenda for the promotion of international business and human rights ("BHR") principles.

  • U.K. NCP Examines Complaint on Security Firm Activities

    June 19, 2014

    The U.K.'s National Contact Point ("NCP") for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises has accepted for further examination parts of a complaint accusing a security firm of financing security equipment used to violate the human rights of Palestinians.

  • LSEG Joins UN Sustainability Initiative

    June 19, 2014

    The London Stock Exchange Group ("LSEG") has announced that it will join the UN Sustainable Stock Exchange initiative, which seeks "sustainable" investment opportunities and corporate reporting on environmental, social, and corporate governance issues.

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