New Research Brief: Three Baselines for Business and Human Rights

RWI’s Senior Researcher Radu Mares has written the first research brief in a series of four briefs coming out on business and human rights. This first brief explains the progression of legal reasoning around corporate human rights responsibilities during the last two decades. After endorsing the UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights (UNGPs) in…

“Business Will Also Show It’s Up To the Challenge”

Anne Ramberg, the Secretary General of the Swedish Bar Association, called for businesses to do more to protect human rights Thursday night during the 12th annual Anna Lindh Lecture in Lund, Sweden. “That protection is needed, not only from the national and international legislator and the judiciary, through a sound application of the law,” she…

“I Have a Duty to Go Back to My Region and Help My People”

Joy Bravo, who works on the Commission of Human Rights in the Philippines (CHRP), says the the issues of business, human rights and the environment is so important because it has a big impact on the most vulnerable sectors in the Philippines. “Out of these vulnerable sectors, the indigenous peoples are worst affected, especially when…

RWI visits Maersk Group to talk about business and human rights

RWI recently visited Maersk Group, a global trade, shipping and energy company with headquarters in Copenhagen, for a talk about business and human rights. RWI’s director Morten Kjaerum was asked to address the group of legal councillors at the company. Kjaerum presented the current state of affairs in the field of human rights to give…

New Action Plan for Business and Human Rights in Malaysia

The deputy secretary of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia says she hopes a new national action plan on business and human rights in the country will influence businesses to have more respect for human rights in relation to working conditions and non-discrimination. “Most important is the focus on state-owned enterprises where the government is…