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Mandatory human rights due diligence: an issue whose time has come

Monday, October 21st, 2019

In April this year, 25 civil society organisations launched a campaign for a new law to make UK companies more accountable for human rights abuses and environmental abuses in their global operations and supply chains. The good news is that there is growing momentum worldwide for similar legislation.


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Human Rights Organisations Call on Liam Fox to Stop Export of Surveillance Equipment to Honduras

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

CORE and more than twenty other human rights organisations have written to Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox to stop the export of surveillance equipment to Honduras.

The UK Government has sanctioned the sale of telecommunications interception equipment to the Honduran Government despite the well-documented accounts of[…]

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CORE 2018 Annual Partner Meeting at The Foundry

Monday, February 19th, 2018

On the 15th February CORE held its 2018 Annual Partner Meeting, bringing together partner organisations, NGOs, academics and government officials to discuss corporate accountability issues and strategies for the year ahead.

Much of the day was devoted to panel discussions on different topics, allowing attendees to find out more about[…]

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Mapping Human Rights Risks for 2017

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Global risk analyst Verisk Maplecroft has published its annual Human Rights Outlook report, outlining ten human rights risks impacting business in 2017.

Verisk notes that modern slavery risks are set to increase as the United States toughens its immigration policy, pushing countless undocumented migrants further underground and exposing them to greater exploitation.

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Podcast: holding companies to account

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

30 September 2016

CORE Director, Marilyn Croser, speaks to the Ethical Consumer conference about the successes and challenges in holding companies accountable.

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Podcast: CORE in nine

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Listen to CORE Director, Marilyn Croser, give a whistle-stop tour of CORE’s history and campaigns – all in nine minutes.

Here you can find out how CORE and our partners are demanding an end to corporate impunity, and seeking accountability for businesses responsible for gross economic, environmental and human rights abuses across the[…]

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CORE’s strategic review: key findings and Board response

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

In mid-2015, CORE carried out a strategic review to enable staff, board and coalition partners to understand the current state of play for the organisation and inform internal discussions of how CORE could and should develop over the next five years.

The CORE Board has issued a formal response to the review which you can read here.


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Review of UK’s Business and Human Rights Action Plan: written submissions

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

CORE’s written submission to the government’s review, focussing on key actions under Pillars I and III, calls for more action on access to remedy, human rights due diligence, and a robust regulatory response to UK company malpractice internationally. Other submissions, including from several CORE member organisations are available on[…]

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Key materials on the working group meeting for a new international treaty on business and human rights

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Following a vote in favour of a resolution tabled by Ecuador and South Africa in the UN Human Rights Council last June, work has now started towards developing a new international treaty on business and human rights. Below are links to key documents and online updates from Geneva.

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A long road to remedy for corporate human rights abuses: POSCO in India and the OECD NCPs

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

‘This is a case not only of human rights risks and harms, but also, much more broadly, of contests over development agendas, and who gets to set them.’

A new case study, ‘POSCO’s Odisha Project: OECD National Contact complaints and a decade of resistance’ from the Non-Judicial Redress Mechanisms Project explores important[…]

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