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.
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, 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.
18 October 2018.
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.
The Centre works towards a vision of a world of sport that fully respects human rights by sharing...more
01 October 2018.
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.
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.
Today, a first of its kind centre to foster respect for human rights in the world of sport was launched in Geneva.
26 June 2018.
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.
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.