News & Events

Kevin Hyland OBE Becomes New Chair of The Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment

Kevin Hyland OBE, the former UK Independent Anti Slavery Commissioner, is to become the new chair of the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment. Kevin who is now the Chief Executive of ChildFund Ireland has always been a strong supporter of the Leadership Group from its launch in 2016.

The...more

18 October 2018.

Nike, Nestlé, Target, MFA join the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment

Today three more major multinational companies - Nestlé, Nike, and Target - have joined the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment.

Launched in May 2016, the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment is a collaboration between leading companies and expert organisations to drive positive...more

10 October 2018.

IPC Joins Advisory Council of Centre for Sport and Human Rights

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has strengthened its commitment to human rights by accepting an invitation to join the Advisory Council of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights.

The Centre works towards a vision of a world of sport that fully respects human rights by sharing...more

01 October 2018.

Centre for Sport and Human Rights Seeks First Chief Executive

The Centre for Sport and Human Rights, hosted by IHRB, has launched a recruitment process for a Chief Executive. Chaired by Mary Robinson, the Centre was launched in Geneva in June 2018 and works towards a world of sport that fully respects human rights by sharing knowledge, building capacity, and...more

13 September 2018.

IHRB Joins UK Anti-Slavery Commissioner in Call for a Central Registry of Modern Slavery Statements

The UK's independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Kyland, has today published a joint statement backed by IHRB as part of a multistakeholder coalition consisting of the private sector, business and human rights organisations, parliamentarians, trade unions and influential individuals, calling...more

03 July 2018.

Launch of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights

Today, a first of its kind centre to foster respect for human rights in the world of sport was launched in Geneva.

The new Centre for Sport and Human Rights has been under development over the past two and half years by a diverse coalition including FIFA, the International Olympic Committee,...more

26 June 2018.

CHRB publishes 2018 Progress Report

A year on from the launch of the pilot Benchmark, CHRB has published its 2018 Progress Report that focuses on the headway CHRB has made towards achieving its objectives.  The report also highlights where improvements can be made and looks ahead to the next iteration of the benchmark. It serves to...more

16 May 2018.

Beyond Rana Plaza - Reflections Over the Last Five Years

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.

CHRB wins CFA Sweden ESG Award

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.

HRC Session on Hosting Mega Sport events: Strengthening the Respect for Human Rights

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.

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