Business and Human Rights

Vulture Funds: the Real Dimension of the Controversy from a Human Rights Perspective

Vulture Funds: the Real Dimension of the Controversy from a Human Rights Perspective

While a lot of perspectives (economic, political, legal and even diplomatic) have been brought to the table regarding the possible effects of New York Judge Thomas Griesa’s verdict in the...
Los “fondos buitre” y la verdadera dimensión de la controversia desde una perspectiva de derechos humanos

Los “fondos buitre” y la verdadera dimensión de la controversia desde una perspectiva de derechos humanos

Después de que la República de Argentina dejó de pagar su deuda externa en 2001, el 92,4% de los bonistas aceptó negociar una reducción del importe de su crédito. Sin...
Breaking the Cycle of Gender Inequality

Breaking the Cycle of Gender Inequality

Editor’s note: this post follows from yesterday’s post, by Frances Raday, UN Rapporteur-Chair, on the 2014 Working Group report.   The UN Human Rights Council Working Group on Discrimination Against...
Thematic Report – economic and social life with a focus on economic crisis

Thematic Report – economic and social life with a focus on economic crisis

Editor’s note: The UN Human Rights Council Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice presented a thematic report on women’s economic and social life with a...
The Business of Traffic in Humans

The Business of Traffic in Humans

Human trafficking is a complex phenomenon touching upon different legal and policy frameworks. Being first and foremost a very serious crime, its relationship with human rights law is not as...
The role of public private partnerships in labour rights advancement

The role of public private partnerships in labour rights advancement

Public private partnerships (PPPs) are a new form of institutional organisation by which public organisations, civil society and major companies pursue collaborative and voluntary strategies to achieve a common goal....
The Need for ‘Hard Evidence’ of Public Sector Equality Duty Outcomes

The Need for ‘Hard Evidence’ of Public Sector Equality Duty Outcomes

The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) Review report, published 6th September, was met with cautious relief. Until it was issued, many charity and campaigning groups were concerned the Duty, which...
A New Role for Businesses in Safeguarding Human Rights

A New Role for Businesses in Safeguarding Human Rights

This summer, the European Commission published industry-specific guidelines on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. These guidelines, directed at the information and communication technology...
Bringing balance to the international law with long-term perspectives

Bringing balance to the international law with long-term perspectives

Editor’s Note: This post is a follow-up to an earlier post by Karen Moir prior to the July 4th and 5th conference in Geneva on intergenerational equity. On July 4th...
The Anniversary of the Marikana Massacre in South Africa and Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Breaches

The Anniversary of the Marikana Massacre in South Africa and Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Breaches

It is almost a year since more than 40 striking mineworkers were killed in a clash with local police at the Marikana mine on the South African platinum belt. Many...
Cash Transfers from Mineral Resource Wealth: Evidence from Africa

Cash Transfers from Mineral Resource Wealth: Evidence from Africa

In a previous post, Maniza Naqvi discussed how cash transfers from natural resource wealth revenues have the potential to reduce poverty in resource-rich countries. In this post, she discusses how...
The Promise of Cash Transfers from Mineral Resource Wealth

The Promise of Cash Transfers from Mineral Resource Wealth

  It’s a place of darkness. People hail from tribes and clans. They are poor and live in basic shelters in remote villages, with no running water or electricity, and...

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