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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.

Renewable Energy & Human Rights Benchmark 2021

A rights-respecting renewable energy will be vital if we are to deliver a fast and fair energy transition. This second global human rights benchmark examines the human rights policies of 15 of the largest wind and solar companies.

Recent

Trouble brewing: the need for transparency in tea supply chains

Thirteen million workers who toil on tea plantations have suffered from endemic human rights abuses, while the tea companies they pick for have evaded responsibility for their supply chain workers. We reached out to 65 tea companies urging them to reveal where they source from and how they carry out due diligence.

Hearing the human: Ensuring due diligence legislation effectively amplifies the voices of those affected by irresponsible business

Mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence offers an opportunity to prioritise environmental protection, human rights and long-term business sustainability, including the safety of HRDs. We discussed safe and effective engagement with over 60 HRDs and developed recommendations to the European Commission, EU Parliament and Council of the EU.

Beyond social auditing: Key considerations for mandating effective due diligence

To realise its potential, the EU Sustainable Corporate Governance Initiative must drive action beyond the mechanical tick-box exercise which has characterised too many companies’ approaches to their duty of care to workers and communities. This briefing outlines starting points for mandating effective due diligence for policymakers and legislators.

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 19 January

Brands & retailers respond to 'worst wage theft' documented in global garment industry in Karnataka, India

Weekly Update 12 January

Kazakhstan: Internet blackout as oil workers lead mass protests

Weekly Update 22 December

Civil society win in France duty of vigilance case

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