This online event – co-hosted with the United Nations (UN) Working Group on business and transnational corporations and other business enterprises (Working Group), Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) and the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark – marks the launch of Taking stock of investor implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
This report is part of UNGPs 10+ Project, launched in July 2020 by the Working Group to take stock of the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) to date and chart a course for increased action by states and businesses in the next decade.
June 16th, 2021 marks the tenth anniversary of the unanimous endorsement by the UN Human Rights Council of UNGPs. A major step forward in efforts to prevent and address business-related human rights abuse, they provide a global authoritative framework for state duties and business responsibilities to achieve the UNGPs' vision of ‘tangible results for affected individuals and communities, and thereby also contributing to a socially sustainable globalization.’
In its efforts to assess the first decade of UNGPs implementation and develop a roadmap for meaningful action in the decade ahead, the UNGPs 10+ Project seeks to shine a light on the responsibility of institutional investors – asset owners and managers – to respect human rights as key to speed and scale up business respect for human rights in the next decade. The report focuses on investors and the actors who work with and influence them, including State actors, civil society organizations, data providers, and consultants.
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Our new Working Paper Towards Transversal Standards to Evaluate the Impact of UN Special Procedures discusses the impact of UN Special Procedures, reviews progress made to measure it, and proposes avenues to improve this assessment.
Abel Vijayakumar is enrolled in our MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of LAW (MTJ). In this interview he tells about the programme and life in Geneva.
In this Human Rights Conversation, panellists will discuss the implications of ‘vaccine passports’ or ‘digital green certificates’ for data privacy and human rights.
This online event is co-organized by the Geneva Human Rights Platform, the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute, the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders and the Ordre des Avocats Genève.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, will provide participants with an introduction to substantive human rights law. It will start with an introduction to the nature and sources of international human rights law and its place in the international legal system. The course will then provide a presentation of the main principles applicable to substantive rights (jurisdiction, obligation and limitations).
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, focuses on the specific issues that arise in times of armed conflict regarding the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights. It addresses key issues like the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict; the possibilities of restricting human rights under systems of limitations and derogations; and the extraterritorial application of human rights law.
We are a partner of the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, housed at the University of Essex’s Human Rights Centre, which aims to map and analyse the human rights challenges and opportunities presented by the use of big data and associated technologies. It notably examines whether fundamental human rights concepts and approaches need to be updated and adapted to meet the new realities of the digital age.
The Geneva Human Rights Platform contributes to this review process by providing expert input via different avenues, by facilitating dialogue on the review among various stakeholders, as well as by accompanying the development of a follow-up resolution to 68/268 in New York and in Geneva.
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