The construction and engineering sector, along with many other industries, are being subjected to increased scrutiny regarding forced labour and trafficking within their operations. Individual companies, professional bodies and industry trade associations are undertaking substantial work to better...more
02 November 2016.
IHRB, the U.S. Department of State, and Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs co-hosted the global “Sporting Chance Forum on Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights” on 13th-14th October 2016 in Washington, D.C.
The Forum convened more than 130 senior officials, executives, and experts to...more
24 October 2016.
Today, on international anti-slavery day, IHRB's Neill Wilkins will be speaking about forced labour and responsible recruitment at a Modern Slavery Workshop for the Construction Industry and its Suppliers.
With the Modern Slavery Act 2015 over a year old, there is growing awareness relating to the...more
18 October 2016.
IHRB's Migrant Workers Programme Manager Neill Wilkins is in Berlin this week taking part in the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) workshop on the prevention of trafficking in human beings, hosted by the Government of Germany.
The workshop will be looking at the importance...more
07 September 2016.
Today IHRB's Migrant Workers Programme Manager Neill Wilkins is taking part in the First Symposium on Promoting Regulatory Harmonization of Recruitment Intermediaries in Colombo Process Member States (23rd August).
23 August 2016.
Since launching the Pilot Benchmark in March 2016, we have been hard at work putting the methodology into practice by researching and engaging with the top 100 companies selected for the Pilot Benchmark.
Throughout this ambitious initiative, many stakeholders have advised us to take our time and...more
18 August 2016.
On 16th June 2016, the Joint Committee on Human Rights in the UK Parliament announced an inquiry into human rights and business in the UK. The Inquiry is being undertaken in order to consider progress by the Government in implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights through...more
20 July 2016.
Mega sporting events have the potential to help catalyse 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 2016.
On June 16th 2011, the UN Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights. The Guiding Principles were unprecedented on many levels, including by reaffirming and clarifying state duties to protect against abuses involving business and by...more
16 June 2016.
A coalition of over 80 investors, with $4.8 trillion in assets under management, has pledged support for the creation of the world’s first wide-scale benchmark on companies’ human rights policies, processes and practices, the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB).
The investors included in the...more
14 June 2016.