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  • Protest against FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil - photo by Agência Brasil

    Brazil World Cup: Fifa and business miss an open goal for human rights

    13/06/14 | Phil Bloomer, Executive Director and Julia Mello Neiva, Brazil, Portugal & Portuguese-speaking Africa Researcher & Representative, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

    The World Cup should have a positive impact, but evictions, exclusion zones, homelessness and a lack of engagement from Fifa and corporate sponsors have left a nasty taste

  • Egyptian dock workers loading coal, James McBey 1916, Imperial War Museum

    Egypt: human rights on hold, in the name of economic development

    29/05/14 | Rania Fazah, Middle East Researcher & Representative, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

    The argument that economic development should precede human rights is tired and dangerous, though often seen. It will only be a matter of time until this becomes clear (again) in Egypt – but how...

  • Garment factory Cambodia - photo by Lowell Chow

    WEF on East Asia: Tackling 'equitable progress' in times of great inequality

    23/05/14 | Bobbie Sta. Maria, Southest Asia Researcher & Representative, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

    This week's World Economic Forum should acknowledge the premise of widespread abuses and extreme inequality, as well as the role of business in addressing them

  • A rice paddy in Myanmar - photo by Richard-dicky

    Burma's investment rush is leaving the poor majority behind

    13/05/14 | Phil Bloomer, Executive Director and Bobbie Sta. Maria, Southest Asia Researcher & Representative, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

    Fewer than 30% of people in Burma have access to electricity, and investment is vital. But the danger is this will come at the expense of the poor

  • Poster about migrant rights in Europe - photo by Stephen Codrington

    Businesses across Europe and central Asia are still violating workers' rights

    01/05/14 | Eniko Horvath, Western Europe and North America Researcher & Representative and Ella Skybenko, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Researcher & Representative, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

    On International Workers' Day we should reflect on abuses such as forced labour, discrimination and privacy rights abuses

  • Garment Worker Bangladesh - photo by Bishawjit Das

    The Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh - one year on

    24/04/14 | Harpreet Kaur, South Asia Researcher & Representative, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

    One year ago, on 24 April 2013, Rana Plaza, an eight-story factory building in Savar, near Dhaka, collapsed. More than 1300 garment workers were killed, mostly women. In addition to deaths, the...

  • Niger Delta Boy with Fire - photo by George Osodi

    Global Child Forum 2014 - a call for urgent action by governments and business

    16/04/14 | Annabel Short, Program Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

    At the Global Child Forum in Stockholm last Friday, a survey on “Children’s Rights and the Corporate Sector” provided a wake-up call.

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    Interview with Evgeniya Chirikova, Movement to Defend Khimki Forest (Russia)

    31/03/14 | Evgeniya Chirikova, Movement to Defend Khimki Forest (Russia)

    Alsu Nasyrova speaking to Evgeniya Chirikova a Russian environmental activist fighting to protect the Khimki forest from the construction of a high speed road.

  • Singapore Haze 2006 - photo by Sengkang

    Singapore: Is the haze clearing for extra-territorial accountability?

    14/03/14 | Bobbie Sta. Maria, Southeast Asia Researcher & Representative, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

    Singapore’s Transboundary Haze and Pollution Bill is one potentially game-changing initiative in the area of business and human rights in Southeast Asia

  • Where Open Net and Human Rights Met

    05/03/14 | Phil Bloomer, Executive Director, and Annabel Short, Program Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

    Over the past three days, over 700 delegates from 50 countries came together in San Francisco to discuss technology and human rights at RightsCon...