Protecting Rights. Ending Corporate Abuse

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How to unlock the potential of the OECD guidelines

A “4 x 10” bullet-point plan highlighting four key features that give the OECD Guidelines the potential to help ensure businesses behave responsibly.

Letter to the Honduran Ambassador in the UK

A letter to the Honduran Ambassador in the UK, condemining the murder of Berta Cáceres, the inspiring and internationally-renowned social activist who spent her life fighting for and defending indigenous peoples’ rights to their lands.

Beyond Compliance: Effective reporting under the Modern Slavery Act 2015

This guidance is for organisations required to report under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It sets out our initial thinking on how companies can use the new provision to link reporting to the wider due diligence needed to eradicate human trafficking, forced labour and slavery from their supply chains.

Obstacle Course

How the UK’s National Contact Point handles human rights complaints under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Above the law? Time to hold irresponsible companies to account

In this report, Traidcraft and CORE set out how gaps in the legal framework are allowing irresponsible companies to get away with actions in developing countries which would not be acceptable in the UK. It shows how some companies are turning a blind eye to forced evictions, unacceptable labour standards, pollution which damages both livelihoods and health, and even beatings and...

The Bottom Line: UK Corporate Abuse Overseas

Ten case studies of serious abuses linked to UK corporations’ international operations. Issues range from the appropriation of indigenous lands, the callous destruction of natural habitats, and corporate complicity in the violation of a litany of civil and political rights.