Top 10 Business & Human Rights Issues

The Institute's 2011 Top 10 list pulls together some of the key themes that are set to drive debate over the coming year, including the culmination of John Ruggie's mandate as UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, growing efforts to balance security, privacy and free expression on the internet and mounting challenges relating to the links between natural resource extraction and use and the impacts on human rights and development.

The 2011 Top 10 list seeks to provide an overview of the business and human rights landscape and encourage discussion amongst individuals and organisations working in the fields of human rights, corporate social responsibility and sustainability. The issues identified are listed in no particular rank order. IHRB welcomes feedback.

Note: These ten issues are not ranked in order of importance.

Top 10 2011
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Man Digging for Resources
Woman Drawing Graph
Judges Hammer and Scales
Workers in Field
The Earth bursting out of a laptop screen
Glass skyscraper
Files piled up