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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.

2023 KnowTheChain Food & Beverage Benchmark

KnowTheChain assessed the world's 60 largest Food & Beverage companies & found the largest companies in the sector are failing to tackle forced labour risks in their supply chains, with an average score of just 16/100. After six years of benchmarking – progress is stagnating in the sector which is cause for concern, especially against the backdrop of current geo-political and climate crises.

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Falling out of fashion: Garment worker abuse under military rule in Myanmar

Two and a half years after the military coup that upended democratic rule in Myanmar, human and worker rights abuse is endemic throughout the country and on the rise.

Transition Minerals Tracker: 2022 Analysis

Our annual analysis highlights the urgent need for a just energy transition based on three core principles: shared prosperity, robust human rights due diligence and worker, community, and defender rights protections, and fair negotiation between business, workers and communities.

Human rights defenders & business in 2022: People challenging corporate power to protect our planet

Between January 2015 – March 2023, the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre tracked more than 4,700 attacks against human rights defenders raising concerns about harmful business practice. In 2022 alone, we tracked 555 attacks, revealing that on average more than 10 defenders were attacked every single week for raising legitimate concerns about irresponsible business activity.

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 22 May

Russia: JCB continued supplying country months after Ukraine invasion

Weekly Update 15 May

India: Meta hosting ads disseminating election misinformation

Weekly Update 08 May

USA: Chiquita faces trial for Colombian paramilitary financing

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.