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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.

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

Recent

All at sea: An evaluation of company efforts to address modern slavery in Pacific supply chains of canned tuna

The canned tuna industry is rife with allegations of modern slavery in Pacific supply chains. Our research on 35 canned tuna brands and supermarkets finds paper promises to tackle modern slavery, but little practical protection for workers

Wage theft and pandemic profits: The right to a living wage for garment workers

A year into the pandemic, fashion industry profits are booming again while almost three quarters of garment workers face hunger

In the line of fire: Attacks against business & human rights defenders mount in 2020

During 2020 the economic fallout of the global health crisis was cited by many countries and companies as a reason to weaken environmental and social regulation and increase extractive projects. This resulted in even more attacks on communities and human rights defenders

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 9 June

G7 - landmark deal to tax multinationals

Weekly Update 2 June

Climate justice win as Dutch court orders Shell to cut carbon emissions

Weekly Update 26 May

Apparel brands pressed to act as end of Bangladesh Accord looms

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 2000 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 [Coming Soon...]

Increasingly, companies are taking Human Rights Defenders to court in an attempt to silence their voices. These "SLAPPs" will be documented here.

From the Resource Centre