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Making Economic Globalization Work for All - Speech by Prof. John Ruggie

This speech was originally published on ShiftProject.org

In this keynote address to the G20 Labour and Employment Meeting in Hamburg, Guiding Principles author John Ruggie argues that effectively managed global supply chains can be significant...

22 February 2017

By John Ruggie, Author of the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights and IHRB Chair

Q&A on the Stronger Together Construction Initiative

The UK Modern Slavery Act has encouraged many businesses to examine how their activities impact the rights of others. The Act requires companies to engage with key challenges relating to risks of forced labour and trafficking. Customer-facing...

16 February 2017

The World is Watching Corporate Action on the Trump Travel Ban

A growing chorus of corporate leaders are speaking out against US President Donald Trump’s executive order, which suspends entry into the United States from citizens (or dual citizens) of seven predominantly Muslim countries.

US...

02 February 2017

By Salil Tripathi, Senior Advisor, Global Issues, IHRB

Sir Nigel Rodley - A Pioneer in the Struggle for Human Rights

When I started work at Amnesty International in 1999 (I worked there till 2005), my assignment was to help develop thinking, campaigning, and research on business and human rights. It was there that I first met Sir Nigel Rodley, a champion of the...

27 January 2017

By Salil Tripathi, Senior Advisor, Global Issues, IHRB

Why Should a Worker Pay for a Job?

The Problem

Many migrant workers end up in debt bondage, sometimes for years, with the value of their remittances severely eroded.
 

We all know that global supply chains rely on low-waged workers. Migrant workers...

10 January 2017

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