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Dhaka Principles Relaunched on International Migrants Day

International Migrants Day, 18 December, marked the fifth anniversary of the Dhaka Principles for Migration with Dignity. To celebrate, IHRB has re-launched the Dhaka Principles website at

The Dhaka Principles are designed to improve the rights of migrant workers. They guide employers, recruiters, and agents on respecting workers’ from the moment of recruitment, during overseas employment, and through to further employment or safe return to home countries.

The new site includes updated translations in 18 languages, as well as a refreshed Implementation Guide for practical tips and examples. 

Latest Publications
Responsible Recruitment - Remediating Worker-Paid Recruitment Fees

This report profiles six multi-national companies who have sought to address access to remedy by reimbursing workers found to have paid fees for their jobs.
Japan’s TITP and the Challenge of Protecting the Rights of Migrant Workers  

This report provides an overview of Japan’s Technical Intern Training Programme and how it can adversely affect migrant workers coming to Japan.
Latest Commentary

Facebook’s Problem with Political Ads - Can Human Rights Due Diligence Help? | Read now

A Year of Growing Momentum to Protect Migrant Rights in Southeast Asia | Read now

New Construction Sector Agreement on Protecting Vulnerable Workers | Read now

The Power of Collective Investor Action to Safeguard Human Rights | Read now
Latest Podcasts and Videos
Maryam Al-Khawaja discusses human rights risks when companies ignore adverse impacts of their technologies | Listen now

Julia Coburn discusses efforts to protect Mexican migrant worker rights in the US | Listen now
Heads of OHCHR, ILO, and IOC open the Sporting Chance Forum, where Mary Robinson, Chair of the MSE Platform, announced the establishment of an independent Centre on Sport and Human Rights | Watch now

To mark the launch of LGBT Principles, Salil Tripathi talks to Accenture, Outright, IKEA about equality and inclusion | Watch now

Ten Issues. Ten Podcasts.  One common theme: Access to Effective Remedy.
Read more about our Top Ten Business & Human Rights Issues for 2018 and listen to podcasts with experts, practitioners, and activists sharing their prognosis for the year ahead.

IHRB Academy Expands Remit for 2018
In 2018 IHRB Academy will further develop its range of offerings for companies - from human rights 101 and masterclasses to small, confidential dilemma fora and bespoke human rights training - delivered by the IHRB Academy Faculty. | Find out more
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