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From Us

Alongside its core work providing a platform for Human Rights advocates, the Resource Centre runs several focused programme areas and regularly releases briefings and reports on areas of particular interest. Get stuck in below.

Corporate Human Rights Litigation: Trends from 200 Seminal Lawsuits

For the past 12 years, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has tracked lawsuits brought against companies around the world to redress their negative human rights impacts. This December, we launched our Lawsuits Database, which includes the 200 cases we have profiled to date. Here’s a brief look into what our database tells us about litigation as a strategic tool for corporate legal accountability.


Economies of care or abuse? Company behaviour in Mexico during COVID-19

We analysed 229 public allegations of abuse and 42 company responses across 4 key business sectors to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on existing inequalities and human rights abuses in Mexico

2020 KnowTheChain Food & Beverage Benchmark

Third benchmark on the sector ranks the 43 largest global food and beverage companies on their efforts to address forced labour

Renewable Energy & Human Rights Benchmark

First global human rights benchmark examines the human rights policies of 16 of largest wind and solar companies

Weekly Updates

Our weekly run down of this week's top stories and breaking news about business & human rights. Includes company responses, the latest jobs and events announcements.

Weekly Update 20 January

Governments & businesses restrict Xinjiang products over mounting concerns of human rights violations against ethnic minorities

Weekly Update 13 January

Following attack on US Capitol, companies condemn violence, cut ties & suspend accounts

Weekly Update 6 January

Spyware sold to countries with record of surveillance abuse


Alongside our core work recording news and allegations across all regions and sectors, we also maintain several databases of incidents in particularly pressing areas. You can discover the key findings and raw data behind these efforts below.

Attacks on Human Rights Defenders

The HRDs Database contains over 2000 recorded instances of attacks by companies impacting the rights of Defenders.

Lawsuits Against Companies

Search our database of 200 lawsuits brought against companies to hold them to account for alleged human rights abuse.

Lawsuits Against Defenders [Coming Soon...]

Increasingly, companies are taking Human Rights Defenders to court in an attempt to silence their voices. These "SLAPPs" will be documented here.