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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.

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 its Pacific supply chains. Our new report is based on surveys with 35 canned tuna brands and supermarkets – representing over 80 of the world’s largest canned tuna brands. We found paper promises to tackle modern slavery and protect human rights, but little practical protection for workers from forced labour.

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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.

Six years on: Modern Slavery Act failed to tackle forced labour

The UK Modern Slavery Act has failed in its objective to protect victims of forced labour due to the trifling level of reporting required from companies and lack of government enforcement.

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 21 April

Alleged tailings dam burst spotlights mining risks in Brazil

Weekly Update 14 April

Historic vote against unionisation at Amazon US warehouse, as workers go on strike against company internationally

Weekly Update 7 April

NGOs identify threats & opportunities for garment workers across the globe amidst COVID-19 cuts in pay & severance packages

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