Business and Human Rights

The 2022 World Cup: from Soccer to Human Rights Violations & Geopolitics

The 2022 World Cup: from Soccer to Human Rights Violations & Geopolitics

Image description: View from above of crowd of spectators at 2022 World Cup in Qatar It is not news that Qatar, a country with serious human rights violations, was chosen...
Another ‘Green Reading’ of Article 8 of the ECHR in Pavlov & Others v Russia

Another ‘Green Reading’ of Article 8 of the ECHR in Pavlov & Others v Russia

Image description: Large industrial mining vehicle pictured in crater of quarry in Russia The recent case Pavlov & Others v Russia saw the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), once...
Judicial Activism and Executive Inertia: The Indian Judge as Problem-Solver

Judicial Activism and Executive Inertia: The Indian Judge as Problem-Solver

Image description: Five miners at work in the quarry in Meghalaya In February 2022, Chief Justice Banerjee of the High Court of Meghalaya at Shillong constituted a full bench to...
The impact of South Africa’s employment law reform on the right to work of non-citizens

The impact of South Africa’s employment law reform on the right to work of non-citizens

Image description: Woman stands with cloth covering her head in the colours of the South African flag Three decades after the end of apartheid, South Africa’s unemployment rate stands at...
NFT Service and the Right to a Fair Trial

NFT Service and the Right to a Fair Trial

Image description: Chart showing the ownership structure for Non-Fungible Tokens The right to a fair trial is afforded by Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article...
Disrupting Cultural Norms Through Occupational Health and Safety:  A Convention 190 Perspective

Disrupting Cultural Norms Through Occupational Health and Safety: A Convention 190 Perspective

Image description: Woman holds a handwritten pink sign which reads ‘A woman’s body is not yours to take: I am a sexual abuse survivor and I will not be silenced’...
Financialisation of Housing: Balancing Commercial Interests with Human Rights

Financialisation of Housing: Balancing Commercial Interests with Human Rights

Image description: Multicoloured houses seen from above The right to adequate housing is considered to be a basic human right. It is fundamental to an individual’s sense of security and...
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 institution created by Meta which reviews – in light of human rights law...
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 mounting over the increase in disinformation or “fake news” spreading across Indian social media platforms...
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 allowing factories in India to extend daily permissible work hours from the current norm of...
‘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 legitimacy of a company, operation, or industry from the perspective of the local...
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 substantial producer of solar energy today, recent allegations of forced labor...

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