Institute for Human Rights and Business publishes list of top 10 business & human rights issues for 2017

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), Published on: 14 December 2016

"Top 10 business & human rights issues", 10 December 2016

Marking International Human Rights Day on the 10th of December 2016, IHRB has published the eighth annual list of the Top 10 Business & Human Rights Issues for the coming year. The human rights challenges expected in 2017 reflect a stark shift in social, political and economic drivers at the global level. At risk is the erosion of an international system upholding human rights protections and the rule of law, which could impact societies, economies and businesses. The human rights movement faces a difficult future in 2017, and it is up to all actors – civil society, governments as well as businesses – to champion the issues people care about and make human rights relevant to peoples’ daily lives...IHRB’s annual list aims to assist businesses, governments and civil society organisations in determining their strategies for responding to some of the biggest human rights challenges anticipated over the next 12 months...

[The top 10 issues are Inequality, Gig Economy, Refugees, Trade Deals, Supply Chains, Informed Consent, Free Speech, Construction Workers, Accountability Mechanisms and Automation.]

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