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Briefings & Reports

This section contains annual, biannual, quarterly and regional bulletins published by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.

"Going out" responsibly: The human rights impact of China's global investments

As Chinese businesses – particularly energy, construction, and mining and metals companies – continue to venture abroad, civil society and the media have reported an unfortunate increase in social, environmental and human rights violations – particularly in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Between 2013 and 2020, we recorded 679 human rights abuse allegations linked to Chinese business conduct abroad, and 102 company responses to these allegations.

Highlighted Releases

SLAPPed but not silenced: Defending human rights in the face of legal risks

First-ever global analysis of lawsuits which bear the hallmarks of SLAPPs brought or initiated by business actors reveals this tactic is used in every region of the world to intimidate people into silence.

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.

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

A year into the pandemic, garment workers producing for major fashion brands are owed months of unpaid wages, benefits and severance pay while most brands record large profits. The impacts of wage theft are amplified for garment workers who have only ever earned poverty wages.

In the line of fire: Increased legal protection needed as attacks against business & human rights defenders mount in 2020

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has tracked 604 attacks against HRDs focused on business-related activities in 2020. Our data and case studies reveal increased attacks call for increased legal protection for those defending human rights.

Checked Out: Migrant worker abuse in Qatar's World Cup luxury hotels

Fishers in this multi-billion dollar industry face some of the worst abuses encountered in any sector, anywhere. Our survey of 35 canned tuna companies and supermarkets sourcing from the Pacific region found glacial progress on actions which really matter to workers trapped in modern slavery.

Transition Minerals Tracker: Global analysis of human rights policies and practices

Global anlysis of the human rights policies and practices of 102 companies which hold a majority market share in one of the six key commodities vital to the clean energy transition.

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