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Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Suspends Vale after Brazil Dam Disaster

Following the devastating dam disaster in Brazil, which has so far claimed 134 lives with 199 still missing, Vale, the Brazilian mining company responsible for the dam, has been suspended from the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB).  This was the second such disaster linked to Vale in three...more

01 February 2019

New course on Business and Human Rights in Norway - Rafto, IHRB, University of Bergen

The University of Bergen, in partnership with Rafto and IHRB, is offering a new masters course in Business and Human Rights this autumn in Norway. The course has been developed with the Department of Comparative Politics at the University, and is suitable for anyone working or interested in the...more

07 August 2017

Five Years On - IHRB Reflects on the State of Business and Human Rights

On June 16th 2011, the UN Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights. The Guiding Principles were unprecedented on many levels, including by reaffirming and clarifying state duties to protect against abuses involving business and by...more

16 June 2016

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Responsible Commodities Trading and Implementing the UNGPs - Singapore Roundtable

Today, companies are increasingly expected to conduct their business operations responsibly,...

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Singapore

05 November 2019

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