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


Conflict & Peace

Business’ role in fuelling conflict, and contributing to peace

Freedom of Association

Right of workers to organise, advancing all labour rights

UN Guiding Principles

Includes implementation tools & examples, information on UN Working Group

Binding treaty

Global debate on a proposed UN treaty

Information technology

Freedom of expression, privacy and the right to protest

Human rights defenders

Cases and action for human rights defenders at risk


Natural resources

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

Major sporting events

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

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