Business and Human Rights

Thematic Report – economic and social life with a focus on economic crisis

Thematic Report – economic and social life with a focus on economic crisis

Editor’s note: The UN Human Rights Council Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice ...
The Business of Traffic in Humans

The Business of Traffic in Humans

Human trafficking is a complex phenomenon touching upon different legal and policy frameworks. Being first and ...
The role of public private partnerships in labour rights advancement

The role of public private partnerships in labour rights advancement

Public private partnerships (PPPs) are a new form of institutional organisation by which public organisations, ...
The Need for ‘Hard Evidence’ of Public Sector Equality Duty Outcomes

The Need for ‘Hard Evidence’ of Public Sector Equality Duty Outcomes

The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) Review report, published 6th September, was met with cautious relief.  ...
A New Role for Businesses in Safeguarding Human Rights

A New Role for Businesses in Safeguarding Human Rights

This summer, the European Commission published industry-specific guidelines on the implementation of the UN ...
Bringing balance to the international law with long-term perspectives

Bringing balance to the international law with long-term perspectives

Editor’s Note: This post is a follow-up to an earlier post by Karen Moir prior to the July 4th and 5th conference ...
The Anniversary of the Marikana Massacre in South Africa and Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Breaches

The Anniversary of the Marikana Massacre in South Africa and Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Breaches

It is almost a year since more than 40 striking mineworkers were killed in a clash with local police at the ...
Cash Transfers from Mineral Resource Wealth: Evidence from Africa

Cash Transfers from Mineral Resource Wealth: Evidence from Africa

In a previous post, Maniza Naqvi discussed how cash transfers from natural resource wealth revenues have the ...
The Promise of Cash Transfers from Mineral Resource Wealth

The Promise of Cash Transfers from Mineral Resource Wealth

  It's a place of darkness. People hail from tribes and clans. They are poor and live in basic shelters in ...
Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum and the Future of Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Violations Committed Abroad

Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum and the Future of Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Violations Committed Abroad

By Kate Mitchell - On 17 April 2013, the United States Supreme Court delivered judgment in Kiobel v Royal Dutch ...
Conflict minerals disclosure and the role of corporations in the protection of human rights

Conflict minerals disclosure and the role of corporations in the protection of human rights

By Katie Allan and Kate Mitchell The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken a significant and ...

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