Built Environment

Draft Position Paper - Preventing Conflicts Over Land

Report, 18 September 2009

How businesses develop approaches that are sensitive to these issues and comply with laws, and how governments act as neutral and impartial regulators, will determine how fundamental rights are protected in the long run. The issue can no longer be ignored.

The Institute for Human Rights and Business has published some early thinking on these issues in a new draft working paper.

IHRB invites experts from all sectors to join us in developing a shared framework on this important issue that respects human rights.

Latest IHRB Publications

The Start of Modern Corporate Accountability Efforts - In Memory of Joel Filártiga

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Dr Joel Filártiga was one such...

25 July 2019

Human Rights and the Built Environment - A Call for Action

Two-thirds of humanity are projected to live in urban areas by 2050. If we are to make progress in reducing global inequality and in meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, a rights-based approach to the built environment is critical. 


Rights and Wrongs - Where Does the Buck Stop?

Last week, Bank of America announced that it would no longer lend to companies that run the controversial centres where the United States Government is detaining refugees and migrants who have entered the country without proper documentation  (such...