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Due Diligence and Fear

Due Diligence and Fear

by Jim Baker. Jim Baker has held a number of positions in the US and international trade union movements over the last 40 years. His most recent responsibility was seven years of service as Coordinator of the Council of Global Unions (CGU).

A “New Deal” Between Governments and Tech Companies?

A “New Deal” Between Governments and Tech Companies?

by Lucy Purdon, Programme Support Manager: ICT

OECD’s Human Rights Grievance Mechanism as a Competitive Advantage

OECD’s Human Rights Grievance Mechanism as a Competitive Advantage

NCPs are also valuable in that they can provide guidance on related OECD tools which promote human rights, for example the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains.

The Private Security Industry and Human Rights: An update on the ICoCA

The Private Security Industry and Human Rights: An update on the ICoCA

by Andrew Orsmond, Executive Director of the ICoCA, Geneva, Switzerland.

Of aims and means: More coordination and harmonization of efforts are critical to further progress on business and human rights

Of aims and means: More coordination and harmonization of efforts are critical to further progress on business and human rights

by Josua Loots, Project Manager: Business & Human Rights Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa

UK Modern Slavery Bill:  Will it protect, respect and ensure access to redress for workers?

UK Modern Slavery Bill: Will it protect, respect and ensure access to redress for workers?

By Cindy Berman, Head of Knowledge & Learning, Ethical Trading Initiative

The Challenges and Opportunities of Myanmar’s New ICT Networks

The Challenges and Opportunities of Myanmar’s New ICT Networks

by Lucy Purdon, Programme Support Manager: ICT

Focus on Qatar: Why Human Rights Research Matters

Focus on Qatar: Why Human Rights Research Matters

by Priyanka Motaparthy, writer and researcher.

The Invisible Workforce

The Invisible Workforce

by Alice Teague, Programme Head, Economy and Employment, UK Equality and Human Rights Commission

Investment in Africa: Thinking Beyond Stereotypes

Investment in Africa: Thinking Beyond Stereotypes

by Motoko Aizawa, IHRB Board Member, and John Ruggie, IHRB Chair

Qatar 2022: Three Rana Plazas in Slow Motion?

Qatar 2022: Three Rana Plazas in Slow Motion?

by Roel Nieuwenkamp, Chair of the OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct and a professor at the University of Amsterdam

A Business and Human Rights Treaty? More immediate actions would make a bigger difference

A Business and Human Rights Treaty? More immediate actions would make a bigger difference

by Salil Tripathi, IHRB Senior Advisor, Global Issues

Tipping Point? Could the new ILO protocol on forced labour and human trafficking make a lasting difference?

Tipping Point? Could the new ILO protocol on forced labour and human trafficking make a lasting difference?

by Neill Wilkins, IHRB Programme Support Manager: Migration

Time for action on human rights and mega-sporting events

Time for action on human rights and mega-sporting events

by Lucy Amis, IHRB Research Fellow

Vodafone’s Transparency Report: Breaking New Ground in the ICT Sector

Vodafone’s Transparency Report: Breaking New Ground in the ICT Sector

by Lucy Purdon, Programme Support Manager: ICT

A Business and Human Rights Treaty? We shouldn’t be afraid to frighten the horses

A Business and Human Rights Treaty? We shouldn’t be afraid to frighten the horses

by Peter Frankental, Economic Relations Programme Director, Amnesty International UK

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