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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.

Buffering rights: How Europe's new due diligence regulation can help reverse tech rights risks

Europe’s welcome draft Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive has enormous potential to insist the tech sector transforms itself to end abuse, and contributes to shared prosperity and effective democracy. We look at the key areas in need of improvement to strengthen the draft Directive and shape a rights-respecting tech sector.

Recent

Resistance, harassment and intimidation: Garment worker abuse under Myanmar's military rule

Since Myanmar's military illegally seized power in 2021, garment workers have been on the front line of the Civil Disobedience Movement, risking their lives and livelihoods to demand an end to the dictatorship and to restore democracy. This briefing looks at over 100 cases of alleged labour and human rights abuse against garment workers at Myanmar factories producing for at least 32 major global brands and retailers.

Wake-up call: Exploitative recruitment risk to migrant workers in Qatar's World Cup hotels

We asked 30 hotel brands representing over 115 hotel properties in Qatar to respond to questions about their operations, human rights due diligence and recruitment practices. The research revealed luxury hotel brands in Qatar are not doing enough to end abusive recruitment practices which have left migrant workers struggling under the pressure of debt and low wages ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

Drying up: Tracking the environmental and human rights harms caused by hydropower in the Caucasus and Central Asia

As the climate crisis urges a shift to more sustainable resources to meet growing energy needs in Central Asia and the Caucasus, a fast and fair transition to wind, solar and hydropower is essential. But our research on allegations of abuse in Armenia, Georgia, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan reveals unnecessary harm linked to the hydropower industry which calls for a transformation of approach by investors and lenders in the region, as well as companies.

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 17 August

Sierra Leone: New business laws gamechanger for land & women's rights

Weekly Update 10 August

Indigenous Peoples' Day: Call for Indigenous rights in just transition

Weekly Update 03 August

Kenya: Govt. & CSOs demand Facebook tackle hate speech pre-election

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