Business and human rights - in detail
All companies have a responsibility to respect human rights in their operations. The business community also has a wider responsibility - moral and legal - to use its influence to promote respect for human rights.
We aim to change law and regulations to ensure that companies are accountable for the human rights impacts of their operations.
- Petroleum, pollution and poverty in the Niger Delta (2009)
The Nigerian government is failing to hold oil companies to account for the pollution they have caused.
- The Reality of Rights (2009)
Uncovering the reasons why existing redress mechanisms are inadequate. It draws on five case studies of UK companies doing business in different parts of the world.
- Fit for Purpose? (2008)
A Review of the UK National Contact Point (NCP). The NCP is a non-judicial mechanism that provides a degree of accountability for the environmental and human rights impacts of British companies operating abroad.
- Filling The Gap
A new body to investigate sanction and provide remedies for abuses committed by UK companies abroad
- Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline
The £2.6 billion pipeline risks freezing human rights protection for decades to come for the thousands of people who live in its path.
- Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline
The report focuses on the legal agreement, signed by the Turkish government and the BP-led consortium of oil companies.
- Human rights: Is it any of your business?
A comprehensive and practical introduction to a subject now on the agenda of responsible companies and at the forefront of public attention.