Bedrijven en Mensenrechten

The Business and Human Rights research programme focuses on the business and human rights issues relevant to commercial actors operating in our focal region. It places an emphasis on existing regulatory and non-regulatory initiatives for securing responsible business conduct whilst drawing on our in-region expertise to support emerging efforts to ensure corporate human rights compliance and sustainable responsible business.

The Business & Human Rights programme focuses on human rights issues relevant to corporate actors operating in our focal region, encompassing also environmental, social and governance (ESG) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) matters. The last two decades in particular have seen increasing attention on the capacity of business actors to undermine human rights enjoyment and contribute to conflict and inequality in developing and fragile states. It has also nevertheless seen recognition of the role of these actors in supporting peace, development and good governance in such countries. 

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G7 targets Russian diamonds – Q&A

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24, 2022, has led to an unprecedented proliferation of economic sanctions designed to hit Russia’s economy and drain the resources of the Russian war chest. Among these are efforts to ban Russian diamonds from Western markets. Early

Joint statement on conflict & due diligence legislation

The forthcoming EU due diligence Directive is lacking in its provisions for companies that are active in conflict affected areas and should be amended to align better with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Together with 50+ signatories, IPIS calls for a