The Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee leads the race on Human Rights. Will other organising committees follow in their wake?

This week the Scottish city of Glasgow gets set to welcome 4,500 athletes from 71 nations as it hosts the XX Commonwealth Games. Potentially a billion people will be watching the Commonwealth Games, the third mega-sporting event (MSE) to be held...

23 July 2016

By Lucy Amis, Research Fellow, Mega-Sporting Events, IHRB

Who You Gonna Call? Troll Busters?

Milo Yiannopoulos is the kind of man who becomes well-known only because of the Internet. An editor at the right-wing website, Breitbart, he has, often been suspended from Twitter, the online micro-blogging site, because of his abusive behaviour...

22 July 2016

By Salil Tripathi, Senior Advisor, Global Issues, IHRB

Brexit Shows ‘Corporate Responsibility’ can no Longer be a Niche Discussion Amongst the ‘Experts’

The result of the UK’s referendum on whether it should remain part of the European Union (EU) has left the country in a state of economic and political turmoil. One question we should be asking is, what does Brexit mean for ongoing efforts to...

13 July 2016

By John Morrison, Chief Executive, IHRB

How Companies can use their Leverage to Protect Migrant Domestic Workers

Information gap

In the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), domestic workers – nannies, housekeepers, drivers, chefs and gardeners – are largely excluded from labour law. A majority of domestic workers are migrant women from...

01 July 2016

By Vani Saraswathi, Associate Editor, & Strategic Adviser, Shelter Me Project

How can we Ensure Mega-Sporting Events Showcasing Humanity’s Best are also Built on Human Rights?

Yesterday [word doc], the Member State representatives of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein and Council President H.E. Mr. Choi Kyonglim met to discuss the role of sport in...

29 June 2016

By John Morrison, Chief Executive, IHRB