Business and Human Rights

Milieudefensie v Shell: Holding Carbon Majors Accountable for Human Rights Violations

Milieudefensie v Shell: Holding Carbon Majors Accountable for Human Rights Violations

“It is clear that the global climate crisis will worsen, with devastating implications for human rights, unless ...
Xinjiang Cotton and Corporate Criminal Liability under Hong Kong’s National Security Law

Xinjiang Cotton and Corporate Criminal Liability under Hong Kong’s National Security Law

In recent months, rights experts have voiced increasing concern over reports of widespread human rights abuses and ...
Saudi Arabia must protect financial rights of migrant workers

Saudi Arabia must protect financial rights of migrant workers

On 14 March, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, long known for the oppressive treatment of foreign workers, enacted a law
Queensland Court to consider Australia’s first ‘climate change’ human rights case

Queensland Court to consider Australia’s first ‘climate change’ human rights case

As an increasing number of cases worldwide link climate change and human rights (for instance, see here), the first
An opportunity lost for the protection of freedom of expression and LGBTI rights in Jamaica

An opportunity lost for the protection of freedom of expression and LGBTI rights in Jamaica

On 30 October 2020, the Jamaican Court of Appeal handed down its long awaited judgment in the case of Tomlinson v ...
The Genocide Amendment: Why is the UK Government dragging its feet? (Part I)

The Genocide Amendment: Why is the UK Government dragging its feet? (Part I)

On 7 December 2020, the House of Lords debated the Trade Bill that defines the UK’s post-Brexit trade relationships
The Genocide Amendment: Suitability of the High Court (Part II)

The Genocide Amendment: Suitability of the High Court (Part II)

In the previous post, I highlighted the UK Government’s reluctance to endorse the Genocide Amendment. A central ...
Indemnity clauses in Mining Development Agreements in Zambia

Indemnity clauses in Mining Development Agreements in Zambia

Zambia has signed indemnity agreements with numerous multinational corporations investing in her mining sector. The
Can Facebook Ban President Trump? A Question for Business and Human Rights

Can Facebook Ban President Trump? A Question for Business and Human Rights

As a business and human rights scholar, I often argue that we need to regulate and limit transnational corporate ...
Municipio de Mariana Ors v BHP Plc BHP Ltd – “access [to justice] denied”

Municipio de Mariana Ors v BHP Plc BHP Ltd – “access [to justice] denied”

On 09 November 2020, Mr Justice Turner of the High Court, handed down a judgment that denied the jurisdiction of ...
COVID-19 pandemic exposes cost of MENA governments’ lack of human rights standards for businesses

COVID-19 pandemic exposes cost of MENA governments’ lack of human rights standards for businesses

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) continues to stand out as a region with repeated and serious abuses of ...
Mandatory corporate due diligence in Switzerland: the upcoming referendum on the Responsible Business Initiative

Mandatory corporate due diligence in Switzerland: the upcoming referendum on the Responsible Business Initiative

This piece briefly contextualises and reports on the final stretch of the Responsible Business Initiative (RBI) ...

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