Research Program: Business & Human Rights

Voices from Tanzania – case studies on Business & Human Rights (Volume 3)

April 1, 2021

The Voices from Tanzania series supports local field-based studies into business and human rights topics in Tanzania. This third volume presents five cases studies that focus on the human rights impact of large-scale infrastructure projects. Download this publication in pdf Pakua muhtasari kwa kiswahili The studies assessed the human rights impact of 3 energy supply projects– the East African Crud


Due diligence impact assessment

Due Diligence Impact Assessment

March 18, 2021

Together with Project on Resources and Governance (PRG) at UCLA, Sub-Saharan Field Research (SFR), and Ulula, IPIS carried out a study to evaluate the impacts of due diligence programs on artisanal mining communities in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Over the last decade, efforts to eliminate so-called “conflict minerals” have focused on denying access to world markets and global supply


National Baseline Assessment – Business and Human Rights in Belgium

March 17, 2021

IPIS contributed to the Belgian National Baseline Assessment (NBA). The report covers the findings and recommendations of the NBA. The NBA charts the progress made by Belgian authorities and companies since the launch of Belgium’s first National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights, in June 2017. The research was commissioned by the Belgian Federal Institute for Sustainable Developme


Third Multi-Stakeholder Conference on Business and Human Rights in Tanzania stresses the need for awareness, stakeholder engagement and a National Action Plan

February 24, 2021

On the 17th of February 2021, around 80 key stakeholders from civil society, communities, business and government agencies from Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar gathered at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Dar es Salaam for the third annual multi-stakeholder conference on Business & Human Rights in Tanzania. This event was organised by the Tanzanian Commission for Human Rights and Good Governa


Workshop Tanzania

Discussing Business and Human Rights in Tanzania: stakeholder workshops

February 23, 2021

On 16 February 2021, Business and Human Rights Tanzania (BHRT), the International Peace Information Service (IPIS) and the Commission for Human Rights and good Goverance (CHRAGG) held a series of bilateral consultations and workshops with civil society and business stakeholders in preparation of the third annual Multi-stakeholder Conference on Business and Human Rights in Tanzania, planned on 17 F


We need to talk about diamonds

Conflict diamonds are real, real talk is rare

February 12, 2021

IPIS is a member of the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition which works for better rights of communities affected by diamond mining. A new video of the Coalition highlights that conflict diamonds are not a thing of the past. The video shows jewelers the testimonies of Progress, Héritier and Ibrahim, community members from Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone, who suffe


Belgian NBA on BHR

Stakeholder Consultation on the Belgian National Baseline Assessment on Business & Human Rights

February 3, 2021

On February 10, 2021, HIVA-KU Leuven, The Law and Development Research Group and IPIS will hold a stakeholder consultation on the Belgian National Baseline Assessment on Business & Human Rights. Discover the programme and register here.


Agoria Academy Supply Chain Due Diligence

Agoria Academy on Supply Chain Due Diligence

February 1, 2021

On the first of January 2021 the EU Regulation on Responsible Minerals entered into force. It is hence high time for businesses in Europe to prepare for the mandatory due diligence requirements of the Regulation. On 21st of January IPIS delivered a half-day training session to members of Agoria, the federation for the Belgian technology sector. This Agoria Academy on Supply Chain Due Diligence cov


EU Conflicts Minerals Regulation

The relevance of the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation for 3TG producing countries

December 17, 2020

The EU Conflict Minerals Regulation will come into force on January 1, 2021. From this date, European 3TG importers will need to carry out due diligence to identify, manage and report on risks in their supply chains. Concerned companies, the Member State Competent Authorities, the EU Commission and producing countries all need to make the necessary adjustments in the coming months. Civil Society O


NBA Webinar

Intermediate findings on the Belgian National Baseline Assessment on Business and Human Rights.

November 3, 2020

On October 29th, researchers from the University of Antwerp, the University of Leuven and IPIS presented their intermediate findings on the Belgian National Baseline Assessment on Business and Human Rights (NBA) during a workshop of the Sustainable Development Goal Forum 2020.


Due diligence

Due Diligence Series

September 14, 2020

With its series on Due Diligence, IPIS informs its audience on responsible sourcing, its frameworks and how to apply them and the challenges and pitfalls in its implementation. Dates: 2019 – 2021 Research Programme(s): Business & Human Rights Funder(s): IcSP Activities: Desk Research Deliverable(s): Insights Project Coordinator Lotte Hoex Researcher e-mail This is the preview of the “Coordinator P


IPIS’ Annual Report 2019

August 26, 2020

This 2019 annual report provides an overview of IPIS’ research projects, capacity enhancement and outreach activities throughout last year. Read the full activity report to see what IPIS has been up to in 2019.


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Belgian National Baseline Assessment on Business and Human Rights in Conflict-Affected Areas

August 19, 2020

IPIS participates to the Belgian National Baseline Assessment on Business & Human Rights (NBA). The goal of the study is to chart the progress made by the Belgian government and companies since the establishment of the first National Action Plan (NAP) on Business and Human Rights in July 2017. The NBA is executed by a research consortium under the coordination of the Research Institute for Wor


IPIS Business & Human Rights

Business & Human Rights

July 28, 2020

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 sustai


National Baseline Assessment

New Website on the Belgian National Baseline Assessment on Business and Human Rights

July 23, 2020

The website on the Belgian National Baseline Assessment on business and human rights (NBA) informs stakeholders on the NBA process, timeline and methodology.


Voices from Tanzania – case studies on Business and Human Rights (vol. 2). Land rights and environment.

June 15, 2020

The second volume of “Voices from Tanzania” presents four cases studies that focus on “land rights and environment”.  Download this publication in pdf Pakua muhtasari kwa kiswahili   The studies are conducted by Tanzanian civil society organisations Lawyers’ Environmental Action Team (LEAT) , HakiArdhi (the Land Rights Research and Resources Institute), Tanzania Women Empowerment in Action (T


How much does a miner earn

How much does a miner earn? Assessment of miner’s revenue; basic needs study in the DRC

May 7, 2020

How much does a miner earn in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)? Can a miner’s family cover its basic needs? In a new report, IPIS and Levin Sources compare the income of miners and their basic needs expenditures, to provide a better and nuanced understanding of why ASM communities seem to remain extremely poor and identify the factors that impact their income. This report is the first to fin


Second multi-stakeholder dialogue on Business and Human Rights in Tanzania urges focus on “the human rights impact of large infrastructure projects”.

March 24, 2020

Dar es Salaam, 18 March 2020 For the second time, Business and Human Rights Tanzania (BHRT), the Tanzanian Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) and the International Peace Information Service (IPIS) brought together key stakeholders from civil society, the business community and various government agencies from Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar for an annual multi-stakeholder dial


Second Multi-Stakeholder Conference on BHR Tanzania

Report on the Second Multi-stakeholder Conference on Business and Human Rights in Tanzania

March 18, 2020

This report presents a summary of the outcomes of the Second Multi-stakeholder Conference on Business and Human Rights in Tanzania which was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on the 18th of March 2020, at Seascape Hotel. The conference was part of the project “Improving, monitoring, research and dialogue on business and human rights in Tanzania”, which aims at building local and natio


IPIS Insights on Due Diligence in Mineral Sourcing – Regulating Responsible Sourcing of 3TG Minerals

January 9, 2020

Comparative analysis of Section 1502 of the US Dodd-Frank Act and the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation, lessons learned and risks for implementation


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