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Human Rights Watch – World Report 2022. Events of 2021

World Report 2022, Human Rights Watch’s 32nd annual review of human rights trends around the globe, reviews developments in more than 100 countries. There HRW highlights various setbacks in different human rights areas, among which are labour rights in some Eastern...

Blueprint For Embedding Human Rights in Key Company Functions

This guide explains how to embed human rights into company functions This is done through clarifying the concept of embedding human rights by breaking it down into six elements that can easily be applied to a business environment. A definition of each of the six elements is provided, followed by an overview of the current company practice around it and examples of specific measures and initiatives implemented by companies.

Covid-19, Business and Human Rights: Challenges and Behavioral Strategies (Analytical Note)

This document proposes to consider the balance of business and human interests in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Updated BHR Country Guide for Belarus

This guide helps you quickly understand the topic of “business and human rights” and provides a basic toolkit for introducing proper approaches to business processes and government regulation.

How Can Businesses Impact Human Rights?

This concise table includes a summary list of internationally recognized human rights, provides a short explanation of each right, and offers examples of how business activities could impact the right.

Doing business with respect for human rights

‘Doing Business With Respect for Human Rights’ is a comprehensive guide designed for companies of all sizes, sectors and geographies. It is intended to equip readers with practical advice and real-life examples that help to translate the high-level expectations in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights into concrete action.

Organizing the Human Rights Function Within a Company

This UN Global Compact good practice note examines different models for how companies assign responsibility for human rights within the company, and compares relative merits of each model.

Respecting Trade Union Rights in Global Value Chains: Practical Approaches for Business

This resource seeks to equip companies with practical ideas and tools for taking action, in order to help close the gap between commitment and practice.

Nationalism, xenophobia and authoritarianism: How should business respond to these rising trends?

Businesses operating in such countries don’t seem to be concerned with human rights records of authoritarian governments, remaining silent, feigning ignorance or at worst helping authorities in their crackdown.

When government fails to protect human rights, business can play a critical role: The case of Bulgaria

As practice shows, companies are more inclined to respect human rights when governments fulfil their duty to protect and hold companies accountable for abuses. However, business can play an important role when governments fail to protect human rights and international institutions choose not interfere when abuses take place.

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Strategic lawsuits against public participation

Strategic lawsuits against public participation

Strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs) are one tactic used by business actors to stop people raising concerns about their practices. SLAPPs can take the form of criminal or civil lawsuits brought to intimidate, bankrupt and silence critics. This hub...

Human Rights Defenders & Civic Freedoms

Human Rights Defenders & Civic Freedoms

HRDs’ work is essential to the business and human rights movement because of their critical importance for ensuring corporate responsibility and accountability. Yet, attacks on them are growing. This hub brings together news on these advocates and communities -...

Protecting people & the planet in 2021: Why investors should better support defenders driving the just transition to green economies

Protecting people & the planet in 2021: Why investors should better support defenders driving the just transition to green economies

Human rights defenders (HRDs) are vital leaders of a just transition to green economies, raising concernsabout risks and harms associated with irresponsible business operations, while also championing sustainablesolutions. This information is essential for investors...

All of the costs, none of the benefits: How inequality, abuse and corporate greed have contributed to discontent in Kazakhstan

All of the costs, none of the benefits: How inequality, abuse and corporate greed have contributed to discontent in Kazakhstan

This week, more reports of torture and violence have surfaced in Kazakhstan, following protests over corruption, human rights abuses, low wages and severe inequality. The country’s oil sector is an emblematic example of these drivers of discontent.

Recordings: 2nd UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Recordings: 2nd UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

The forum explored BHR across EECA, including regional trends, due diligence, NAPs, access to remedy, environment, and conflict.

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