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Tackling Discrimination Against Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, & Intersex People: STANDARDS OF CONDUCT FOR BUSINESS

This week the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights launched an unprecedented set of global standards to support the business community in tackling discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and intersex people. 

The product of a year-long process of consultations facilitated by the UN Human Rights Office and IHRB, the new Standards draw on good practice from around the world and set out actions companies can take to respect and promote the rights of LGBTI individuals.

Access the Standards: 

  • report containing the standards, a message from the High Commissioner, accompanying discussion paper, and case studies here.
  • A 4-page "At-a-Glance" summary here.
  • dedicated website here.
  • A blog by one of the authors, IHRB's Salil Tripathi, here.
Japanese Translation of the Dhaka Principles

Since the Dhaka Principles were launched in 2011 they have been extensively used by business, governments, and civil society organisations to understand and address the challenges facing migrant workers, and the responsibilities of those who recruit and employ them. This new Japanese translation means they are now available in 18 languages.
Human Rights Review of the LA & Paris Olympic Bids

It's confirmed. Paris will host the 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games, and LA 2028.

Check out this briefing to get an overview of what the IOC Evaluation Commission's final report says about each candidate city’s approach to human rights, including the main strengths and challenges.  
Latest Events
Sustainable Sourcing & Grievance Mechanisms for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics  

On 13 September, IHRB and members of the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights convened a workshop with the Tokyo Organising Committee, the International Olympic Committee, a range of Japanese Government departments, domestic and international Olympic sponsors, and international organisations to discuss implementation of the UN Guiding Principles in the context of TOCOG's Sourcing Code and plans for a grievance mechanism. 

A summary will be published shortly.
Annual Leadership Forum on Responsible Recruitment

The inaugural annual event brought together over 120 international experts from across global brands, suppliers, recruitment agencies, government, and civil society representatives. Discussions centred around why recruitment is such an important factor in preventing forced labour and trafficking and how the challenges of flawed recruitment processes can be overcome.

Key messages, photos, and tweets from the day are available here 

Latest News & Submissions
Latest News

GE, Mars Inc., Tesco and VINCI Join Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment | Find out more

UEFA and OIF Join Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights | Find out more

World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry Endorses Sporting Chance Principles | Find out more

New course on Business and Human Rights in Norway - Rafto, IHRB, University of Bergen  | Find out more
Latest Submissions

IHRB has co-signed a letter to the UN Secretary General urging businesses & governments put human rights at the core of UN Sustainable Development Goals implementation | Find out more

IHRB's John Morrison delivered the opening remarks at the OSCE conference in Moscow on the public-private partnership in the fight against human trafficking. | Find out more

Recommendations for the Australian government's Inquiry into an Australian Modern Slavery Act | Find out more
Latest Commentary

When Leaders Talk About Collective Action at the UN, They Should Not Forget Human Dignity | Read now

International Arbitration of Business and Human Rights Disputes - Answers to Key Questions | Read now

Women’s Health in Global Supply Chains - Re-envisioning the Business Role | Read now

Responsible Recruitment - Turning Principles into Practice | Read now
Beyond a Simple Trading of Powers: An Alternative Future for the Global Mining Industry? | Read more

Caveat Emptor – Why Companies Should Avoid Tendering for Offshore Refugee Processing | Read more

Why the G20 Labour and Employment Statement Matters | Read more

New Guidance to Ensure Ethical Recruitment of Migrant Workers | Read now
Latest Podcasts
Anvil Mining in the DR Congo

Anneke Van Woudenberg, Chief Executive of RAID discusses the African Commission's Landmark $2.5million award to DR Congo massacre victims. | Find out more
The Plight of Tamil Nadu's Informal Shoe Stitchers

Gopinath Parakuni speaks about a campaign by Civil Initiatives for Development and Peace (Cividep) to highlight the working conditions of informal workers in the leather and shoe manufacturing sector in India. | Find out more
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