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Do Climate Negotiations Offer Lessons for UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights?

Do Climate Negotiations Offer Lessons for UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights?

by Scott Jerbi, Senior Advisor, Policy & Outreach

Network Shutdowns in the DRC: ICT Companies Need Clear Rules

Network Shutdowns in the DRC: ICT Companies Need Clear Rules

by Lucy Purdon, ICT Project Manager

Uber and Passenger Safety: Human Rights Aren't an Optional App for Cab Rides

Uber and Passenger Safety: Human Rights Aren't an Optional App for Cab Rides

by Salil Tripathi, IHRB's Senior Advisor, Global Issues

The Caravan toward Business Respect for Human Rights

The Caravan toward Business Respect for Human Rights

by Amol Mehra, Esq., Director, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR)

Why Does Business Still Undervalue Women?

Why Does Business Still Undervalue Women?

By Rachel Noble, Women’s Rights Policy Adviser & Research Officer, ActionAid UK, and John Morrison, Executive Director of the Institute for Human Rights and Business

Rights, Safety at Risk Without Lawful Interception Rules

Rights, Safety at Risk Without Lawful Interception Rules

by Lucy Purdon, ICT Project Manager

Settlement Involving Niger Delta Fishermen Leaves Shell More Exposed Than Ever

Settlement Involving Niger Delta Fishermen Leaves Shell More Exposed Than Ever

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

ICT, Human Rights & Business: A Roundup of 2014 and Challenges for 2015

ICT, Human Rights & Business: A Roundup of 2014 and Challenges for 2015

by Lucy Purdon, ICT Project Manager

Time for a NAP: Five Recommendations for the U.S. National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct

Time for a NAP: Five Recommendations for the U.S. National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct

by Sara Blackwell, Legal and Policy Associate at the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR)

Bhopal and the Elusive Quest for Justice

Bhopal and the Elusive Quest for Justice

by Salil Tripathi, IHRB Senior Advisor, Global Issues

The Post-2015 Agenda Needs to Set its Private Sector Priorities

The Post-2015 Agenda Needs to Set its Private Sector Priorities

by Haley St. Dennis, Project Manager: Research & Legal Affairs.

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

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

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.

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