Discover Big Issues

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Maritime Industry

Labour rights issues and human rights abuses in the maritime industry

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Technology and Human Rights

Opportunities and risks for human rights created by new and emerging technologies

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Modern slavery

In business operations and supply chains

Corporate Legal Accountability

Concise profiles of lawsuits against companies accused of human rights abuses & commentaries

Climate justice

What must business do to address the biggest human rights challenge of our time?

Binding treaty

Global debate on a proposed UN treaty

UN Guiding Principles

Includes implementation tools & examples, information on UN Working Group

Major sporting events

Human rights and business at the World Cup, Olympics and more

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Business action

Practical tools for companies and commentaries by business people

Chinese investment overseas

Guidance, cases and company responses

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Natural resources

Fairness & accountability in companies’ use of oil, gas, coal, minerals, land and water

Tax avoidance

The links between corporate tax practices and human rights

In-depth areas

International

Africa

Asia Pacific

Americas

Europe and Central Asia

Middle East and North Africa

Ungrouped in-depth areas

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