Business and Human Rights

Understanding One of the Worst Environmental Disaster in Brazil’s History

Understanding One of the Worst Environmental Disaster in Brazil’s History

On November 5 2015, the Fundão dam—property of the mining company Samarco—collapsed, sending more than forty ...
Nigerian Farmers Can Sue Shell in Dutch Court: Precedent for Transnational Cases against Multinationals

Nigerian Farmers Can Sue Shell in Dutch Court: Precedent for Transnational Cases against Multinationals

A recent ruling by the Court of Appeal in The Hague signals new hope on the horizon for victims seeking a judicial ...
Jade and Conflict in Myanmar: Regional Regulatory Instruments, Regulatory Gaps and Future Implications for Ethical Business

Jade and Conflict in Myanmar: Regional Regulatory Instruments, Regulatory Gaps and Future Implications for Ethical Business

Global Witness has recently presented the findings of a  twelve-month investigation which revealed how the jade ...
Indigenous Rights Litigation meets Global Climate Change in Queensland Australia

Indigenous Rights Litigation meets Global Climate Change in Queensland Australia

Indigenous rights are currently going head to head with global climate injustice in Queensland, Australia. An ...
Rerouting From the Treaty Road Most Travelled

Rerouting From the Treaty Road Most Travelled

The corporate entity has been described as the most effective structure for capital accumulation because it allows ...
Bloody Diamonds and the Sordid “Trans-Atlantic Affair”: Where to From Here?

Bloody Diamonds and the Sordid “Trans-Atlantic Affair”: Where to From Here?

Through decades of complicit trade, blood diamonds have made their way from their African countries of origin ...
‘Some Kind of Monster?’ The Benefits and Burdens of Human Rights For Business

‘Some Kind of Monster?’ The Benefits and Burdens of Human Rights For Business

Welcome to RightsUp, a podcast from the Oxford Human Rights Hub. We look at the big human rights issues of the ...
Employee Rights in Zimbabwe: The Contrasting Approaches of the Constitutional Court and Executive in Response to Nyamande and Another v Zuva Petroleum 

Employee Rights in Zimbabwe: The Contrasting Approaches of the Constitutional Court and Executive in Response to Nyamande and Another v Zuva Petroleum 

As discussed recently on the Blog, the Zimbabwean Supreme Court’s interpretation of Section 12B of the Labour Act ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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