Business and Human Rights

Part II: The intersection of Business and Human Rights at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Part II: The intersection of Business and Human Rights at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

The previous post on the Kaliña and Lokono Peoples case explained how the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) tried to overcome its jurisdictional limitations in order to establish corporate...
Part I: The intersection of Business and Human Rights at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Part I: The intersection of Business and Human Rights at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

In its recent judgment in the case of the Kaliña and Lokono Peoples v Suriname, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) referred to a hotly contested and popular topic:...
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 billion litres of ore tailings into a small town called Bento Rodrigues district, in...
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 remedy for corporate negligence or human rights abuse....
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 industry in Myanmar, worth nearly half of the country’s GDP, is enriching the state...
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 important and novel judicial review case is afoot in the Federal Court of Australia,...
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 for the separation of ownership from management. The transnational corporation (TNC) in particular,...
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 across the Atlantic for cutting, polishing and beneficiation into European countries of export...
‘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 day, bringing in new perspectives from all over 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 (hereinafter ‘Act’)in the case of Nyamande and another v Zuva Petroleum SC...
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 European Member States that considers the nature of, and responses to, severe...
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 being held hostage for ransom by traffickers or sold to Thai fishing boats...

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