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Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Suspends Vale after Brazil Dam Disaster

Following the devastating dam disaster in Brazil, which has so far claimed 134 lives with 199 still missing, Vale, the Brazilian mining company responsible for the dam, has been suspended from the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB).  This was the second such disaster linked to Vale in three...more

01 February 2019.

Mary Harvey Appointed Chief Executive of Centre for Sport and Human Rights

The Centre for Sport and Human Rights has appointed Mary Harvey its first chief executive, as international consensus builds around the need for the sports sector to reform and account for its societal impacts.

Harvey is an 8-year veteran of the US Women’s National Soccer team, winning the 1991...more

12 December 2018.

IHRB at the 2018 UN Forum on Business & Human Rights

The 2018 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights takes place in Geneva from 26 - 28 November. The central theme of this year's forum is "Business respect for human rights – building on what works".  IHRB is co-organising and/or speaking at the following sessions:

 

Human Rights Due Diligence in the...more

22 November 2018.

Former UN High Commissioner Prince Zeid Opens IHRB’s 2018 Circle of Innovators Dialogue

Political events, social movements, technological innovations, and rapid economic growth and crises can undermine or uphold human rights, affecting the dignity and the lives and work of billions of people. The effects can sometimes be swift and global. Yet, those in the business and human rights...more

15 November 2018.

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.

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