Business and Human Rights

Giving Voice to the Vulnerable: How Advisory Opinions Have the Potential to Advance Climate Justice through International Courts

Giving Voice to the Vulnerable: How Advisory Opinions Have the Potential to Advance Climate Justice through International Courts

In the context of the current climate crisis, climate change litigation has taken a new form over the past year. There have been increasing requests for advisory opinions from international...
Suicides within India’s Agricultural Industry: How Climate Change and Government Policy are Impacting Human Rights

Suicides within India’s Agricultural Industry: How Climate Change and Government Policy are Impacting Human Rights

Over 650 farmers have committed suicide in the central region of Maharashtra, India, from January to August 2023. Climate change and the stress it places on agriculture have been the...
Unravelling the Human Rights Implications of Sri Lanka’s New Anti-Corruption Law

Unravelling the Human Rights Implications of Sri Lanka’s New Anti-Corruption Law

Human rights in Sri Lanka have only deteriorated in recent years amidst the economic crisis that unfolded in 2022. The public, although dissatisfied with the state of affairs, is barred...
Unpacking India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Act: A New Dawn or a False Start?

Unpacking India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Act: A New Dawn or a False Start?

The Government of India recently passed the Digital Personal Data Protection Act 2023, with the primary purpose of regulating the processing and protection of individuals’ personal data, whilst laying down...
Malaysian Court of Appeal Upholds Fatwa Declaring A Company ‘Deviant’ from Islamic Teachings

Malaysian Court of Appeal Upholds Fatwa Declaring A Company ‘Deviant’ from Islamic Teachings

On 21 March 2023, the Court of Appeal in Malaysia – by a 2-1 majority – upheld a decision of the Malaysian High Court dismissing a judicial review application brought...
Protecting the Free Speech of Companies? The US Supreme Court decision in 303 Creative LLC v Elenis

Protecting the Free Speech of Companies? The US Supreme Court decision in 303 Creative LLC v Elenis

In 303 Creative LLC et al. v Elenis, the US Supreme Court held that the petitioners were entitled to refuse to provide wedding website services in respect of same sex...
The Menace of Manual Scavenging in India: The Case for Stronger Legal Implementation

The Menace of Manual Scavenging in India: The Case for Stronger Legal Implementation

The right to a clean, safe, and healthy environment is a fundamental right protected by Article 21 of the Indian Constitution, encompassed by the right to life. However, sanitation employees...
Hindering Accountability and Safety in Sports: the Lack of Internal Complaints Committees in Indian Sports Federations

Hindering Accountability and Safety in Sports: the Lack of Internal Complaints Committees in Indian Sports Federations

Recently, allegations of ‘rampant’ sexual harassment in sports have prompted the Indian Express news outlet to report concerns that most Indian Sports Federations have failed to constitute Internal Complaints Committees...
Lessons from the French Vigilance Law for the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

Lessons from the French Vigilance Law for the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

On 23rd February 2022, the European Commission published a draft Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (‘the Draft Directive’) that will mandate companies operating within the European Union (‘EU’) above a...
What’s next in Climate Litigation before the European Court of Human Rights? Duarte Agostinho and Others v Portugal and 32 other States

What’s next in Climate Litigation before the European Court of Human Rights? Duarte Agostinho and Others v Portugal and 32 other States

On 29 March 2023, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) heard its first two climate cases (Verein Klima Seniorinnen and Others v Switzerland and Carême v France). Meanwhile, another...
L’ambitieuse loi française sur les entreprises et les droits de l’homme sera mise à l’épreuve : l’affaire Yemen LNG

L’ambitieuse loi française sur les entreprises et les droits de l’homme sera mise à l’épreuve : l’affaire Yemen LNG

Le 22 février 2023, groupe des droits MENA a intenté une action en justice devant un tribunal parisien contre TotalEnergies, l’une des plus grandes sociétés énergétiques françaises, pour non-respect de...
France’s Ambitious Business and Human Rights Law to be Tested: the Yemen LNG case

France’s Ambitious Business and Human Rights Law to be Tested: the Yemen LNG case

On February 22, 2023, MENA Rights Group filed a lawsuit in a Paris court against TotalEnergies, one of France’s largest energy corporations, for failing to comply with French Duty of...

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