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11 White Papers on Mega-Sporting Events
The Sporting Chance white papers present the latest thinking, practice, and debate in relation to key human rights issues involved in the planning, construction, delivery, and legacy of mega-sporting events.
Launch of the Responsible Recruitment Gateway
The Responsible Recruitment Gateway, supported by the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment, provides access to a range of tools and information to help companies commit to and implement the Employer Pays Principle: No worker should pay for a job - the costs of recruitment should be borne not by the worker but by the employer.
Resources include: 6 Steps to Responsible Recruitment | The Increasing Debt Burden | Resource Bank of External Initiatives
Other News
The Top 10 for 2017: Business & Human Rights Priorities

The human rights challenges expected in 2017 reflect a stark shift in social, political and economic drivers at the global level. At risk is the erosion of an international system upholding human rights protections and the rule of law, which could impact societies, economies, and businesses. | Find out more
Business Leaders Advising Trump Urged to Reject Travel Ban, Promote Human Rights

IHRB, ICAR, ICCR and and over 60 other human rights groups and responsible investors sent a letter to the 19 current and former CEOs comprising US President Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum in advance of their upcoming meeting with the President. | Find out more
Meeting Report: Local Content in Kenya's Extractive Sector

Resource-rich countries are increasingly embracing local content policies focused on value-addition beyond promoting local procurement and employment. The 3rd Extractive Sector Forum was dedicated to the topic | Read the key points now

See also: Overview of human rights in Kenya's and Tanzania's extractive sectors
Submission: Input on ICESCR draft General Comment

IHRB has input to the UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights draft General Comment interpretting how the ESC Convention applies to States' obligations on human rights in the context of business | Read now

See also: IHRB Submission on Creating a Repository of Corporate Statements under the UK Modern Slavery Act
Commentary & Podcasts

Latest Commentary

Sir Nigel Rodley - A Pioneer in the Struggle for Human Rights | read now

The World is Watching Corporate Action on Trump Travel Ban | read now

Why Should a Worker Pay for a Job? | read now

Business & Human Rights Questions for Rex Tillerson | read now

Latest Podcasts

Karamat Ali on the 2012 Pakistan Fire Factory | listen now

Surya Deva on the UN Working Group's Plans for 2017 | listen now

Seema Joshi and Meghna Abraham on Palm Oil | listen now

Can we Stop Workers from Paying for a Job? | watch now
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