23 May 2017.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Tokyo Organizing Committee for the 2020 Olympic Games (TOCOG) have agreed a unique partnership agreement aimed at advancing “decent work” through socially responsible labour practices amongst the Games’ delivery partners.
13 May 2017.
FIBA - basketball's world governing body - today announced that it will allow basketball players to wear headgear from October 2017.
In an important decision, FIBA's Mid-Term Congress unanimously ratified the new headgear rule after its first ever Mid-Term Congress. The decision to overturn the...more
04 May 2017.
FIFA – the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (International Federation of Association Football) – football’s global governing body, has joined the Steering Committee of the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform).
The MSE Platform is an emerging...more
25 April 2017.
The UK House of Lords and House of Commons Joint Committee on Human Rights has published its report entitled "Human Rights and Business 2017: Promoting responsibility and ensuring accountability".
05 April 2017.
The UK Modern Slavery Act has increased the focus in the UK on the conditions of workers in both direct and extended supply chains. Facilities management is a growing sector within the UK and globally, but more awareness is needed of the ways in which companies in the sector can positively and...more
21 March 2017.
The first-ever public ranking of corporate human rights performance launched today, seeking to incentivise companies in a race to the top for the moral and commercial advantages of a strong human rights record.
BHP Billiton, Marks & Spencer Group, Rio Tinto, Nestle, Adidas and Unilever are among...more
13 March 2017.
The International Olympic Committee announced today that as of 2024 new host city contracts will for the first time include explicit human rights protections. The new contracts make specific reference to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which outline the human...more
28 February 2017.
The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) is asking stakeholders to complete a short survey. The aim of the 15 minute survey is to help the Centre to improve its efforts to encourage more responsible business practices in Myanmar.
The survey covers attitudes to MCRB's strategy,...more
03 February 2017.
Today, the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform) publishes the Sporting Chance White Papers, a series of 11 white papers that present the latest thinking, practice, and debate in relation to key human rights issues involved in the planning, construction, delivery, and legacy...more
31 January 2017.