Five years ago today, on April 24th, 2013, one of the worst workplace disasters in history occured. Over 1,100 garment workers in the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh were killed when the building collapsed, despite having walked out the day prior due to safety concerns.
Over the ensuing five...more
24 April 2018.
The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark has been given the CFA Society Sweden's ESG Award for 2017.
The ESG Award is given to persons and organisations that contribute to "raising awareness of the importance of ESG issues in the investment process". ESG (environmental, social and governance) refers...more
15 March 2018.
At the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, John Morrison of IHRB chaired a side event entitled “Hosting Mega Sport events: Strengthening the Respect for Human Rights”. The session, co-hosted by the Qatari and Japanese Permanent Missions to the UN Office in Geneva, focussed on how Qatar,...more
27 February 2018.
In a major victory for freedom of expression, the High Court in Islamabad, Pakistan, has found that mobile network shutdowns as carried out by the Pakistani government are illegal. The Court found that such shutdowns are contrary to the provisions of Section 54 of the Pakistan Telecommunication...more
26 February 2018.
On 12th January 2018, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour visited the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to promote the United Nations’ new global LGBTI equality standards for business. In honour of the occasion, the Assistant Secretary-General rang the...more
12 January 2018.
Commonwealth Games Federation selects Birmingham as Host City Partner of the 2022 Commonwealth Games
Birmingham, England, has been named by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) as the host city for the XXII Commonwealth Games in 2022.
Making the announcement at a school in Birmingham, Louise Martin, CGF’s president, said "with its rich history, cultural diversity, youthful dynamism and...more
21 December 2017.
To mark International Migrants Day on 18 December 2017, as well as the fifth anniversary of the Dhaka Principles for Migration with Dignity, IHRB has re-launched designed translations of the Dhaka Principles, together with a revised implementation guide at www.dhaka-principles.org.
18 December 2017.
Today, the world’s leading player associations unveiled the Universal Declaration of Player Rights (the Declaration) to protect players from ongoing and systemic human rights violations in global sport. The Declaration, the first comprehensive articulation of athletes’ rights, sets a benchmark for...more
14 December 2017.
On the eve of international Human Rights Day (December 10th), a commitment was made today to launch a new independent Centre for Sport and Human Rights in 2018.
30 November 2017.
The MSE Platform is an emerging multi-stakeholder coalition of international and intergovernmental organisations, governments,...more
29 November 2017.