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ILO, ITUC, IOE & OHCHR Issue Joint Statement on Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights

The International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) have issued a joint statement in advance of a two-day meeting on Human...more

17 November 2015.

IHRB at the 2015 UN Annual Forum on Business & Human Rights

The 2015 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights takes place in Geneva from 16 to 18 November. IHRB is co-organising, moderating or speaking at a number of sessions.

The 2015 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights takes place in Geneva from 16 to 18 November. IHRB is co-organising, moderating or...more

13 November 2015.

CHRB-DIHR Statement on Synergies and Collaboration

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, an initiative driven by Aviva Investors, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Calvert Investments, Eiris, IHRB and VBDO, to create the world's first wide-scale benchmark on corporate human rights performance, has jointly published with the Danish Institute...more

06 September 2015.

Diverse Coalition Commits to Making Human Rights Central to Mega-Sporting Events

Mega sporting events have the potential to help catalyze greater respect for human rights and international labour standards. The efforts of public and private actors involved in the delivery of these events contribute to a range of benefits including new jobs, improved infrastructure such as...more

20 June 2015.

CHRB-UNGPRF Frequently Asked Questions

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, an initiative driven by Aviva Investors, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Calvert Investments, Eiris, IHRB and VBDO, to create the world's first wide-scale benchmark on corporate human rights performance, has jointly published with the creators of the...more

05 June 2015.

Launch of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

IHRB, together with the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRCC), Aviva Investors, Calvert InvestmentsEiris and VBDO, today announce the launch of the first wide-scale project to rank companies on their human rights performance.

A total of 500 of the top global companies from four key...more

03 December 2014.

Robinson and Ruggie Open Letter to FIFA on Human Rights

In a letter to FIFA President Joseph “Sepp” Blatter, Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and John Ruggie, former UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, on behalf of the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), urge football’s...more

11 June 2014.

Statement from the B Team 12 Months on from Rana Plaza

A year ago today, over 1,100 Bangladeshi garment workers lost their lives when, despite prior warnings, the building in which they were working collapsed. Over 2,500 more were injured in the disaster, some crippled for life.

This statement is issued by The B Team.

The victims of the Rana Plaza...more

28 April 2014.

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.

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