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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.

Mobile Network Shutdowns Declared Illegal in Pakistan

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.

Nasdaq Bell Rings for LGBTI Equality

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.

Dhaka Principles Relaunched on International Migrants Day 18 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.

Now available...more

18 December 2017.

World Players Association launches Universal Declaration of Player Rights

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.

Diverse Coalition Commits to Establishing Centre for Sport & Human Rights in 2018

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.

Announced at the Sporting Chance Forum in Geneva, the planned Centre will be the first of its kind, aimed at helping build a world of...more

30 November 2017.

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