UK Joint Committee on Human Rights - Report on business & human rights

In 2009, the UK Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights conducted an inquiry on business and human rights.  Below are links to the Committee’s final report and commentaries on it.  For materials related to the inquiry, including submissions made to the Committee, click here




Any of our business? Human rights and the UK private sector [PDF], 16 Dec 2009


UK Parliament press release


Articles & commentaries 


CAFOD and Peru Support Group: Call for tougher action on human rights abuses


CORE Coalition: New parliamentary report calls for urgent government action on abuses by UK companies overseas – leading UK coalition responds [DOC]


Equality & Human Rights Commission: Commission response to "Any of our business?"


Global Witness: Global Witness urges government to act on human rights report


John Hilary, War on Want: Stop corporate abuse of human rights


Law Society Gazette: Human rights committee warning on civil litigation funding curbs


Jim Pickard, Financial Times: UK companies attacked over ‘woeful’ rights record


Robert Senser:Regulate corporate conduct abroad: UK parliamentary report