Business and Human Rights

Zero-Tolerance for Severe Forms of Labour Exploitation in the UK

Zero-Tolerance for Severe Forms of Labour Exploitation in the UK

In June 2015, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published the results of research conducted in 21 European Member States that considers the nature of, and responses to, severe...
The Seafood Industry and Its Sustainability Challenge – Why the Government of Thailand and Global Retailers Will Work Towards Sustainability and Human Rights

The Seafood Industry and Its Sustainability Challenge – Why the Government of Thailand and Global Retailers Will Work Towards Sustainability and Human Rights

A recent investigation from the Guardian has revealed how Rohingya migrants fleeing Burma to reach Malaysia are being held hostage for ransom by traffickers or sold to Thai fishing boats...
Enforcing a ‘Universal’ Declaration: UN Efforts to hold Non-State Actors Accountable for Human Rights

Enforcing a ‘Universal’ Declaration: UN Efforts to hold Non-State Actors Accountable for Human Rights

The UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 as an expression of universally binding human rights, applicable to “all members of the human family”. Whilst...
Marikana: A Failure of Regulation and the Reinforcement of Inequality: A Preliminary View

Marikana: A Failure of Regulation and the Reinforcement of Inequality: A Preliminary View

On Thursday 25th June, a judicial commission of inquiry published the Marikana Report into the tragic events at the Marikana mine near Johannesburg in August 2012 that resulted in the...
India Relaxes Child Labour Legislation – A New Challenge for Sustainable Supply Chains in the Garment Sector

India Relaxes Child Labour Legislation – A New Challenge for Sustainable Supply Chains in the Garment Sector

The Indian government has recently brought in changes to the Child Labour Act and decided to allow children below the age of 14 to work in selected non-hazardous family industries....
The International Human Rights Law Responsibilities of NGOs

The International Human Rights Law Responsibilities of NGOs

The international human rights law (IHRL) system is predicated on the principle of state responsibility to respect, protect, and fulfill human rights. However, the desire to extend the applicability of...
The Emergence of Business and Human Rights in the EU’s External Relations

The Emergence of Business and Human Rights in the EU’s External Relations

Globalization has provided for numerous opportunities for enterprises to contribute to the respect of human rights. At the same time, it also increases the risks of business involvement in human...
Los “Fondos Buitre” y la Ley de Quiebras de los Estados en crisis económica.

Los “Fondos Buitre” y la Ley de Quiebras de los Estados en crisis económica.

En un libro reciente editado por Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky y Jernej Letnar Cernic se ha observado que la gestión deficiente de los recursos públicos, la crisis financiera mundial que limita...
The ‘Vulture Funds’ Issue and the Bankruptcy Law Process for States in Economic Crisis

The ‘Vulture Funds’ Issue and the Bankruptcy Law Process for States in Economic Crisis

A recent book edited by Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky and Jernej Letnar Černič notes that poor public resource management, the global financial crisis curbing fundamental fiscal space, millions thrown into poverty,...
Finance and Human Rights: Developments in Brazil and Peru

Finance and Human Rights: Developments in Brazil and Peru

In December 2014, governments, businesses and civil society gathered at the Palais des Nations, the UN’s headquarters in Geneva, best football pool picks this week http://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/digs/college-football-rankings-predictions-week-13/ college football picks week...
Indigenous Ecuadorians Bring Protracted Legal Battle Before the Supreme Court of Canada

Indigenous Ecuadorians Bring Protracted Legal Battle Before the Supreme Court of Canada

A 21-year legal battle that has made its way through the courts of Ecuador and the United States will arrive next month at the Supreme Court of Canada. From 1972...
National Pro Bono Week – Advancing Human Rights In and Through Business

National Pro Bono Week – Advancing Human Rights In and Through Business

Continuing with our series on internships for National Pro Bono Week, Lucia Berro reflects on her time as an OPBP Intern, working to foster greater awareness of human rights law...

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