Big issues

Some of the most critical topics to ensure that companies respect and promote human rights throughout their operations.

Corporate Legal Accountability

Concise profiles of lawsuits against companies accused of human rights abuses & commentaries

Human rights defenders

Cases and action for human rights defenders at risk

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Tools & Guidance

How companies can manage their human rights impacts

Binding treaty

Global debate on a proposed UN treaty

UN Guiding Principles

Includes implementation tools & examples, information on UN Working Group

Major sporting events

Human rights and business at the World Cup, Olympics and more

Freedom of Association

Right of workers to organise, advancing all labour rights

Information technology

Freedom of expression, privacy and the right to protest

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Natural resources

Fairness & accountability in companies’ use of oil, gas, coal, minerals, land and water

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Conflict & Peace

Business’ role in fuelling conflict, and contributing to peace

Tax avoidance

The links between corporate tax practices and human rights

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Business & Children

How companies' actions & policies impact children's rights

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