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IHRB Joins the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

The Voluntary Principles initiative (VPs) was established in 2000 to guide companies in maintaining the safety and security of their operations within a framework that encourages respect for human rights. Participants in the VPs initiative include companies, governments and civil society as well as...more

17 March 2014.

European Commission Publishes Three Sector Guides on Human Rights by IHRB and Shift

In June 2013, the European Commission issued three Guides on implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights for Employment & Recruitment agencies, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) companies and Oil & Gas companies, written by IHRB and Shift.

What the Guides Do:...more

01 June 2013.

UK Parliamentary Motion Welcoming Staff Wanted Initiative

The UK Parliament in Early Day Motion 176 has recognised concerns about the exploitation of workers, particularly agency staff employed by UK hotels, and welcomed the Staff Wanted Initiative (SWI). SWI has been launched by Anti-Slavery International and IHRB, and seeks to raise awareness of the...more

27 June 2012.

European Commission Selects Three Sectors for New Guidance on Business & Human Rights

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry announced in January 2012 that the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) together with Shift had been selected to develop sector-specific guidance on the corporate responsibility to respect human rights, which forms...more

04 February 2012.

IHRB and Shift Selected by European Commission to Develop Guidance for Three Sectors

This week the European Commission announced that the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) and Shift have been selected to support a new project to develop guidance for select industry sectors on implementing the corporate responsibility to respect human rights.

In June 2011, the European...more

10 January 2012.

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