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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.

Russian invasion of Ukraine: Analysis of companies' human rights due diligence

Businesses operating in conflict zones are not neutral actors, even when they do not take sides – heightened human rights due diligence with a conflict-sensitive approach is imperative. We asked 330 companies active in Ukraine and/or Russia about due diligence. The findings indicate widespread business failure to address human rights risks.

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Transition Minerals Tracker: Global analysis of human rights in the energy transition

Extraction of cobalt, copper, lithium, manganese, nickel, and zinc—core components for renewable energy technology—is expected to rise dramatically with a global shift towards clean energy. Yet many of the companies producing these minerals are beset with allegations of human rights abuse. Read our latest analysis.

Unbearable harassment: The fashion industry and widespread abuse of female garment workers in Indian factories

Alongside Asia Floor Wage Alliance and Society for Labour and Development, we collected testimonies from 90 women workers in 31 factories across three major garment-producing hubs in India: Delhi NCR, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Our findings demonstrate gender-based violence and harassment in Indian garment factories intensified due to fashion brands’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Human rights defenders & business in 2021: Protecting the rights of people driving a just transition

We recorded 615 attacks against human rights defenders who raised concerns about business-related abuse in 2021. Read our annual analysis of attacks and recommendations for companies, investors and governments.

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 25 May

Qatar World Cup: Call for FIFA to establish remedy fund

Weekly Update 18 May

Corporate complicity in war crimes: Risks highlighted in Yemen & Colombia

Weekly Update 11 May

Transition mineral mining: Burkina Faso disaster & due diligence gaps

Databases

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 3000 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

Strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs) are one tactic used by business actors to stop people raising concerns about their practices. Explore our database of cases that bear the hallmarks of SLAPPs.

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