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Masha Baraza

Bringing the Business and Human Rights Agenda to Higher Education in Africa
04 April 2014 | by Masha Baraza
In the last few decades, a clear shift in emphasis has been apparent within the human rights discourse in much of Africa. Attention has moved from an exclusively state-centric approach focusing on the obligation of states to promote and protect human rights towards one of greater scrutiny of abuses and violations involving business enterprises, particularly multinational corporations, and their duty to respect human rights and play an appropriate role in ensuring access to effective remedies for victims.

Margot Wallström

How to strengthen the EU’s conflict minerals proposals
26 March 2014 | by Margot Wallström
Earlier this month the European Union announced plans aimed at limiting global trade in minerals mined in conflict zones. While the goal of the new initiative is laudable, the approach being proposed – essentially a voluntary reporting scheme – is far too limiting, is out of step with emerging good practice, and could result in setting back valuable progress that has already been made in seeking to ensure responsible mineral sourcing globally.

John Morrison

Business and Ethics in Globalized Value Chains – To what extent is ethical responsibility enforceable and manageable?
26 March 2014
Deutsche Telekom invited The Institute for Human Rights and Business to Bonn to make this keynote speech at the Sustainable Procurement Dialogue Day.

IHRB Appoints Four New Board Members

IHRB Appoints Four New Board Members
25 March 2014
The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to its International Advisory Board and a new Senior Research Fellow to its staff team. The new Board members – Srilatha Batliwala, Nayan Chanda, Deanna Kemp and Mark Taylor – and Senior Research Fellow, Meg Roggensack, bring decades of experience on issues relating to business and human rights.

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