The world’s costliest Olympic Games, held in Russia in February 2014, were built on widespread and well-documented human rights abuses. This is just one example of the adverse impacts, when governments systematically fail to act to protect human rights in the face of business activities.
State Obligations to Regulate and Adjudicate Corporate Activities under the European Convention on Human Rights
This study examines State obligations to prevent and redress corporate-related human rights violations under the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
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.
UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, 27 August 2014 In our capacity as members of the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights, we have today ended our ten-day visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan. The objective of our visit was to...