CORE Policy and Communications Officer, Louise Eldridge, attended the 2018 UN Forum for Business and Human Rights in Geneva. Here are some impressions from a Forum ‘newbie’.
In response to pressure from civil society, European governments are beginning to introduce laws to require companies to respect human rights.
Holding Multinational Corporations to Account: Barriers and Opportunities in the Current State of PlaySunday, December 10th, 2017
By William Meade
Multinational corporations headquartered in the UK operate via subsidiaries all over the world. When UK companies are linked to human rights abuses in the jurisdictions in which they operate it is essential that victims can still access judicial remedy, and that the UK-headquartered parent company is held to account.[…]
Burma Campaign UK is planning to name and shame companies linked with human rights violations in Burma, publishing a revived version of its ‘Dirty List’ in early 2018.
The Thun Group of Banks has responded to a joint letter coordinated by international NGO Bank Track and co-signed by CORE and 31 other organisations, calling on the group to withdraw a paper that questions banks’ responsibilities for human rights abuses linked to finance.
The Thun Group of Banks represents 11 leading banks as[…]