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What are YOUR Top Priorities for 2017?
Every year IHRB conducts a global online consultation to inform our annual Top 10 list of Business & Human Rights Issues for the coming year. | Take the survey now
 
M&S and Walmart Join the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment
IHRB at the 2016 Forum on Business & Human Rights
M&S and Walmart join IKEA, the Coca-Cola Company, Unilever, HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise in committing to collaborative leadership to abolish worker-paid recruitment fees. | Find out more
IHRB is co-organising, moderating or speaking at a number of sessions of the largest gathering of the business and human rights community. | Find out where and join us
Publications
Corporate Liability for Forced Labour & Human Trafficking

Modern slavery is not just a supply chain issue. Companies are at risk of liability for any direct use of forced labour or involvement in human trafficking.

This IHRB report maps corporate liability for forced labour and human trafficking across eight jurisdictions.

Data Brokers and
Human Rights
Stakeholder Engagement in Kenya's Extractive Sector

Data brokers collect and aggregate vast quantities of personal data.

This IHRB occasional paper explores the impacts of big data on fundamental rights and highlights current expert opinion to provoke deeper discussion and critical assessment of this unchecked industry.

Read also: IHRB-Wilton Park Meeting Report

IHRB's Nairobi Process, ILEG and actors from business, civil society and academia have formed the quarterly Extractive Sector Forum (ESF) to discuss key concerns and emerging issues in the extractive sector in Kenya.

The latest meeting resulted in a set of principles and pointers for getting stakeholder engagement right.

Read also: ESF Meeting Report
Giving Rights a Sporting Chance
On 13-14 October, IHRB, the U.S. Department of State, and Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs co-hosted the “Sporting Chance Forum on Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights”.

These Principles aim to underpin the common goal of ensuring that mega-sporting events showcasing the best in humanity are built on respect for human rights throughout their lifecycle.
 
See also: Speech by Martina Navratilova | Live stream of the Forum's Opening Session | Blog by  Virgina Bennet
Commentaries & Podcasts
Why the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Matters

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark aims to measure the human rights performance of the world’s 500 largest publicly listed companies. Nearly three years in the making, IHRB's John Morrison reflects on why the CHRB was started and where it is going.

See also: Update on CHRB Timeframe | Video Overview of CHRB Methodology

Latest Commentaries
Latest Podcasts & Videos
Dakota Access Pipeline and the High Cost of Violating Indigenous Rights | read now

Overcoming the “Exit Challenge” - Why We Need New Forms of Social Contract | read now

The Challenge of Criminalising Hate Speech | read now

Impact Investing - A New Player in Protecting Human Rights? | read now
 
John Sherman on the Legal Profession | listen now

Mercia Silva on Brazil's "Dirty List" | listen now

Sporting Chance Forum live stream | watch now

Overview of the CHRB Methodology | watch now

Arnold Kwesiga on Corporate Accountability in Uganda | listen now
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