abusesaffiliationarrow-downarrow-leftarrow-rightarrow-upattack-typeburgerchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-upClock iconclosedeletedevelopment-povertydiscriminationdollardownloademailenvironmentexternal-linkfacebookfiltergenderglobegroupshealthinformation-outlineinformationinstagraminvestment-trade-globalisationissueslabourlanguagesShapeCombined Shapeline, chart, up, arrow, graphlocationmap-pinminusnewsorganisationotheroverviewpluspreviewArtboard 185profilerefreshnewssearchsecurityPathStock downStock steadyStock uptagticktooltiptwitteruniversalityweb

Briefings & Reports

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

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

The EU’s Sustainable Corporate Governance Initiative, including 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 human rights defenders (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.

Highlighted Releases

Corporate Rights or Human Rights? How trade and investment agreements could threaten human rights due diligence laws

Discover why states should combine the introduction of human rights and environmental due diligence legislation with reform of trade and investment agreements, removing investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clauses, and with them the ability of irresponsible corporations to undermine vital new regulation.

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.

Social audit liability: Hard law strategies to redress weak social assurances

The social audit industry has rightly come under increasing scrutiny for its role in sustaining tolerance of human rights abuse in company supply chains. This year’s Corporate Legal Accountability Briefing explores opportunities and challenges for holding social audit firms legally accountable for human rights harm.

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.

Filter data:


106 results