Business and Human Rights

The ‘Facebook Supreme Court’ and Private Human Rights Adjudication

The ‘Facebook Supreme Court’ and Private Human Rights Adjudication

Image description: A hand holding a smartphone with the meta logo. The Oversight Board is an independent ...
Digital Disinformation in India: An Attack on Mental Autonomy

Digital Disinformation in India: An Attack on Mental Autonomy

Image description: The words 'fake news' containing the word 'propaganda' inside the letters. Concern is ...
Born to Live, Not Born to Work: The Implications of New Proposed Labour Regulations in India

Born to Live, Not Born to Work: The Implications of New Proposed Labour Regulations in India

Image description: A person working on a pottery wheel.  The Indian government is currently considering ...
‘Social License to Operate’ as a Human Rights Safeguard Under Investment Law

‘Social License to Operate’ as a Human Rights Safeguard Under Investment Law

The concept of social license to operate (SLO) refers to the informal agreement regarding the acceptability or ...
Contaminated Supply Chains and Clean Energy in China

Contaminated Supply Chains and Clean Energy in China

Image description: A picture of solar panels in a field, against the backdrop of mountains.  As China is a ...
Google’s Victory Against Lloyd in UK Supreme Court: The Need for Class Action Legislation

Google’s Victory Against Lloyd in UK Supreme Court: The Need for Class Action Legislation

Image description: A building with the sign saying 'Google'. On 10 November 2021, the Supreme Court of the ...
Multinational Corporations Owe Responsibility Towards the Forced Labour of Uyghurs in China

Multinational Corporations Owe Responsibility Towards the Forced Labour of Uyghurs in China

US President Joe Biden recently signed into law the Uyghur Forced Labour Prevention Act which will ban goods ...
Addressing the Gender Pay Gap Through Mandatory Reporting: A Comparison of British and Australian Legislation

Addressing the Gender Pay Gap Through Mandatory Reporting: A Comparison of British and Australian Legislation

Every country has a gender pay gap favouring men. This gap, which describes the difference in average wages ...
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 ...
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 ...

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