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From Us

Alongside its core work providing a platform for Human Rights advocates, the Resource Centre runs several focused programme areas and regularly releases briefings and reports on areas of particular interest. Get stuck in below.

"Going out" responsibly: The human rights impact of China's global investments

As Chinese businesses – particularly energy, construction, and mining and metals companies – continue to venture abroad, civil society and the media have reported an unfortunate increase in social, environmental and human rights violations. Between 2013 and 2020, we recorded 679 human rights abuse allegations linked to Chinese business conduct abroad, and 102 company responses to these allegations.

Recent

Checked Out: Migrant worker abuse in Qatar's World Cup luxury hotels

In our second survey of the sector, we invited 19 hotel companies, representing more than 100 global brands with over 80 properties across Qatar, to participate in a second survey on their approach to safeguarding migrant workers’ rights in the country. Answers by hotel brands show they have failed to take necessary action to protect migrant workers, who suffer serious abuses.

SLAPPed but not silenced: Defending human rights in the face of legal risks

First-ever global analysis of lawsuits which bear the hallmarks of SLAPPs brought or initiated by business actors reveals this tactic is used in every region of the world to intimidate people into silence.

2021 KnowTheChain Apparel & Footwear Benchmark

KnowTheChain assessed the 37 largest global apparel and footwear companies on their efforts to address forced labor risks in supply chains

Weekly Updates

Our weekly run down of this week's top stories and breaking news about business & human rights. Includes company responses, the latest jobs and events announcements.

Weekly Update 15 September

Companies implicated in many of 227 recorded killings of land & environment defenders during 2020

Weekly Update 08 September

French Supreme Court rules against Lafarge in Syria crimes against humanity case

Weekly Update 01 September

Fashion brands sign health & safety Accord as factory fire kills 17 in Pakistan

Databases

Alongside our core work recording news and allegations across all regions and sectors, we also maintain several databases of incidents in particularly pressing areas. You can discover the key findings and raw data behind these efforts below.

Attacks on Human Rights Defenders

The HRDs Database contains over 3000 recorded instances of attacks by companies impacting the rights of Defenders.

Lawsuits against companies

Search our database of 200 lawsuits brought against companies to hold them to account for alleged human rights abuse.

Lawsuits against defenders

Strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs) are one tactic used by business actors to stop people raising concerns about their practices. Explore our database of cases that bear the hallmarks of SLAPPs.

From the Resource Centre