2013 (4)
Sep 4 2013 6:12PM
UK’s Action Plan on Business and Human Rights – a break with the past?

When two Secretaries of State – Hague and Cable - combine to launch a government plan for UK businesses to respect human rights, it’s safe to assume they consider it a Big Thing. But how much does the government really care what UK...

Aug 19 2013 5:25PM
How your campaigning helped stop a Vedanta mine in Orissa, India

Indigenous people in Orissa, India, have blocked plans by UK-based Vedanta resources to open a mine in their sacred Nyamgiri Hills. Peter Frankental, our Business and Human Rights campaigner, reflects When in 2008 we began drawing...

Mar 29 2013 2:08PM
Arms Trade Treaty blocked - this isn't failure, this is 'success deferred'.

Yet again in the final hours, the Arms Trade Treaty was blocked. This time because of a cynical move by Iran, Syria and North Korea. In the Byzantine world of the UN, the exchange between the Chair and the three wreckers was so polite...

Mar 28 2013 1:42PM
Arms Trade Treaty history - twenty years in the making?

I'm in New York for final talks to agree the Arms Trade Treaty that I've been campaigning for for nearly twenty years. Two days ago things were looking as bleak as the weather here in NYC. The climate in the room for many of us was...