The latest news on labour rights and our work on supporting and advancing the labour rights demands of workers in global supply chains.
Energy, minerals, land and water sit at the heart of the transition to low-carbon economies, and at the start of every supply chain. However, the use of our planet's resources is all too often entwined with human rights abuse. Find out why we must ensure that the transition is both fast, and fair.
Technology & Human Rights
Technology offers powerful tools for society, but restrictions to digital freedom, and developments in artificial intelligence, automation and robotics, raise serious concerns about the impacts on human rights and the future of work.
Mandatory Due Diligence
The growing worldwide movement to legally require companies to undertake human rights and environmental due diligence.
Gender, Business & Human Rights
Applying an intersectional approach is the most powerful way to tackle unfair treatment and transform the status quo. Gender justice must lie at the heart of business and human rights.
UN Guiding Principles
The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are a set of guidelines for States and companies to prevent, address and remedy human rights abuses committed in business operations.
Chinese Investment Overseas
Guidance, cases and company resources for Chinese companies overseas.
Human Rights Defenders & Civic Freedoms
HRDs’ work is essential to the business and human rights movement because of their critical importance for ensuring corporate responsibility and accountability. Yet, attacks on them are growing. This hub brings together news on these advocates and communities - specifically on land, environmental and labour defenders, guidance for companies and investors, and supportive business actions. It also links to our database of attacks and interview series.
Corporate Legal Accountability
Corporate Legal Accountability (CLA) considers the legal responsibility of companies for human rights abuses, including through legislation and litigation. This hub provides latest news, analysis, resources, and cases on CLA to help advocates end corporate impunity for human rights abuses.
In June 2014, the UN Human Rights Council took steps to elaborate an international legally binding instrument to regulate the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises. Read about the latest developments, our debate series, and wider steps towards Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence.
Business has an essential role to play in tackling the climate crisis.
Gulf Business & Human Rights
There are an estimated 20 million migrant workers in the Gulf; they account for 10% migrants globally and up to 90% of the manual labour force in the Gulf. Despite making significant contributions to the economic development of their host countries, migrant workers face abuse, discrimination and exploitation by unscrupulous employers, as well as significant obstacles to access justice and remedy.
Pacific Business & Human Rights
Building visibility on business and human rights challenges in the resource-rich Pacific region, where human rights abuses by companies have historically flown under the radar.
Labour rights issues and human rights abuses in the maritime industry with a focus on seafaring, fishing and shipbreaking.
UN Working Group
The UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights was established to promote and support the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles.
Major Sporting Events
Developments and coverage on human rights concerns related to major recent or future sporting events
Trade and corporate accountability
Trade agreements have the potential to either support or undermine human rights around the world. This page brings together the latest news and analysis related to international trade agreements and their impact on human rights.
COVID-19 has spread across the globe impacting millions of people. The outbreak has been accompanied by waves of misinformation, fears of increased government surveillance and factory shutdowns. You can find the latest news on the implications of the outbreak for business and human rights here.
Russian military aggression in Ukraine
The Russian invasion of Ukraine puts a spotlight on businesses operating in the region and their human rights responsibilities. Some companies including financial institutions, tech platforms, oil and gas majors are making public pledges, while civil society and unions call for the human rights of civilians to be the primary consideration.