Business and Human Rights

Multinational Royal Dutch Shell summoned for insufficient efforts in combatting climate change

Multinational Royal Dutch Shell summoned for insufficient efforts in combatting climate change

Citizens and organizations around the world increasingly take their concerns regarding climate change to the ...
UK Supreme Court’s Vedanta Case – Hope for Zambian Communities Affected by Mining Pollution

UK Supreme Court’s Vedanta Case – Hope for Zambian Communities Affected by Mining Pollution

The recent UK Supreme Court case, Vedanta Resources Plc and another v Lungowe and others, affirms the principle ...
Gabriel Resources v. Romania: Local Residents as Third Parties in Investor-State Dispute Settlement?

Gabriel Resources v. Romania: Local Residents as Third Parties in Investor-State Dispute Settlement?

The Canadian corporation Gabriel Resources wanted to establish Europe’s largest gold mine in Rosia Montana, ...
The Supreme Court of the United States denies absolute immunity to the International Finance Corporation in human rights case

The Supreme Court of the United States denies absolute immunity to the International Finance Corporation in human rights case

Last February 27th, a 7-1 majority of the United States Supreme Court held in Jam et al. v. International Finance ...
Business and Human Rights: A Tale of Two Duties

Business and Human Rights: A Tale of Two Duties

With effect from 29 March 2017, the French Loi de la Vigilance introduced into the Commercial Code a  duty on ...
Grenfell: Human Rights and a Ban on Combustible Cladding?

Grenfell: Human Rights and a Ban on Combustible Cladding?

A number of key human rights issue arise following the Grenfell Tower Tragedy in which 72 people died, and many ...
In Unregulated Spaces: Empowering Female Migrant Workers from India

In Unregulated Spaces: Empowering Female Migrant Workers from India

On 4 May 2018, Sheeja Das, an Indian migrant worker, was forced to jump off her employer's residence in Muscat, ...
A Masterpiece of Judicial Avoidance?   

A Masterpiece of Judicial Avoidance?  

Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 584 U.S. (2018), the U.S. Supreme Court’s ...
 Parent Company Liability for Human Rights Abuses in the UK? We Need Clarity

 Parent Company Liability for Human Rights Abuses in the UK? We Need Clarity

The liability of parent companies for the extraterritorial human rights abuses committed by their subsidiaries has ...
Internet Shutdowns: The Irony of a Digital Nation?

Internet Shutdowns: The Irony of a Digital Nation?

Between January to May (2018) alone, the Indian government imposed 55 internet shutdowns. An internet shutdown ...
Governance Gaps Lead to the Displacement of People Living in Rural Communities in Zambia

Governance Gaps Lead to the Displacement of People Living in Rural Communities in Zambia

In Zambia, gaps in governance are allowing commercial farmers to contravene the law. This has resulted in the ...
Are Christian bakers part of the wedding cakes they make; and what follows if they are?

Are Christian bakers part of the wedding cakes they make; and what follows if they are?

Is making a cake for a gay wedding the same as making a cake with an anti-gay message? This equivalence was drawn ...

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