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:
A report containing the standards, a message from the High Commissioner, accompanying discussion paper, and case studies 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.
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
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New course on Business and Human Rights in Norway - Rafto, IHRB, University of Bergen | Find out more
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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
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International Arbitration of Business and Human Rights Disputes - Answers to Key Questions | Read now
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New Guidance to Ensure Ethical Recruitment of Migrant Workers | Read now
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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