Research Program: Business & Human Rights

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


Monitoring human rights in Uganda via a CBHRIA methodology and mobile data collection tools

September 3, 2020

To empower community members to act upon their rights in the context of Uganda’s extractive industries, ASF and ANARDE aimed to use a community-based approach for assessing corporate human rights impacts. The objective of the project is to collect accurate and comprehensive data to monitor the enjoyment of human rights by rights-holders in two regions with active operations by extractive industrie


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.


COVID CAR

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 (TAWEA) a


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


Defence-related companies in Africa

January 1, 2020

Africa’s domestic defence industry remains relatively unknown. Therefore, the International Peace Information Service (IPIS) and Omega Research Foundation have compiled a database of the main entities comprising this industry, including companies that manufacture, assemble or maintain: arms and ammunition; aeronautical components; vehicles; as well as importing and management companies. This data


Conflict diamond certification scheme unable and unwilling to reform

November 22, 2019

“Conflict diamond certification scheme unable and unwilling to reform” Today, another three-year reform cycle of the Kimberley Process came to an end without meaningful change. Participating states could only find consensus on insignificant changes to the scope and governance of the scheme. They once again failed to effectively protect communities in diamond mining areas from ongoing abuses. In th


11 December 2019 – IPIS presents “The social, economic and human rights impact of mining: the case of Tanzania”

November 13, 2019

IPIS kindly invites you to a presentation of its work on mapping the social, economic and human rights impact of mining in Tanzania. IPIS will present the results of its wide-scale mobile data collection on artisanal and industrial mining in northwest Tanzania. This presentation will shed light on the nature, scope and impact of mining in Tanzania and, more generally, on IPIS’ approach and methodo


Piloting a digital stakeholder engagement platform for Tanzania’s mining sector: Incident tracking & mobile surveys

October 31, 2019

As part of a project on mining and human rights, IPIS undertook a large-scale mobile data collection exercise on operational, socio-economic and human rights aspects of artisanal and industrial mining in northwest Tanzania. Building on this baseline data gathered in the first phase of this project on the nature, scope and impact of artisanal and small-scale mining and local community perceptions o


EU Tanzania

Improving Monitoring, Research and Dialogue on Business & Human Rights in Tanzania

September 2, 2019

Since 2017, Business and Human Rights Tanzania (BRHT), the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) and IPIS are collaborating to enhance national and local capacities for the protection of vulnerable groups from, the monitoring of, the reporting on, the prevention of, and ensuring accountability for corporate human rights harm in Tanzania. The project is funded by the European Ins


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