UN Working Group on business & human rights

The UN Working Group on business & human rights was established by the UN Human Rights Council in 2011 for a 3-year term that continues to be renewed.  Full details of its mandate, commentaries on its work, and other materials are on our dedicated portal.

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23 January 2017
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Durante el evento convocado por el Grupo de Trabajo del Consejo de Derechos Humanos sobre las empresas y los derechos humanos y la Oficina Regional del Alto Comisionado de la ONU para los Derechos Humanos, participaron empresas, gobiernos y sociedad...

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11 January 2017

Direito GV Law Review, UN Brazil and Fed. Univ. of Rio Grande do Sul open call for papers on business & human rights

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10 January 2017
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22 December 2016

Commentary: Reflections on UN Forum on business & human rights highlights lessons from Natl. Action Plans, UK Modern Slavery Act & human rights defenders

Author: Amy Sinclair, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights

"Reflections on the Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights", 21 Dec 2016...

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21 December 2016

Russia: Repression of indigenous peoples by govt. & business interests commonplace, says member of UN Working Group on business & human rights

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15 December 2016
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Author: Nações Unidas no Brasil

“Pacto Global treina empresas brasileiras no combate à violação de direitos humanos”, 3 de dezembro de 2016...

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25 November 2016
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Durante su visita oficial a México, El Grupo de Trabajo sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos visitó el río Santiago para conocer los impactos negativos del corredor industrial al acceso al agua, el medio ambiente y la salud de la población local. Un nuevo...

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24 November 2016

ACCA statement on 2016 Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights calls on organisers to work on ensuring increased participation of African stakeholders

Author: African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (South Africa)

ACCA acknowledges the Working Group’s earnestness to include stakeholders from across the globe. With this in mind, ACCA calls upon the Working Group to investigate why African participation appeared to be extremely weak at this year’s Forum, and to...

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14 November 2016

Side events by Intl. Corporate Accountability Roundtable

Author: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable

"UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights 2016 - ICAR Participation," 11 Nov 2016...

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30 October 2016

USA: Police remove native "water protectors" from Dakota Access Pipeline; Amnesty Intl. sends monitors, companies warned of possible liability

For earlier information on Native American-led protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline, click here.

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