Protecting Rights. Ending Corporate Abuse


A ‘Business, Human Rights and Environment Act’ – Principal Elements

A coalition of civil society organisations is calling for the introduction a new ‘Business, Human Rights and Environment Act’: a UK ‘mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence’ law, based on the duties to prevent tax evasion and bribery found in the Criminal Finances Act 2017 and the Bribery Act 2010 – as called for...

Parliamentary Briefing: UN Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations, October 2021

Joint-NGO briefing from the UK Working Group on the UN Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations. Between 25-29th October 2021, governments will meet in Geneva to discuss the latest draft of the UN Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights. This is a proposed treaty that seeks to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities...

Demanding accountability: Strengthening corporate accountability and supply chain due diligence to protect human rights and safeguard the environment

Household names including Nestlé, PepsiCo, Wilmar and Unilever and associated global financial institutions and investors continue to ‘turn a blind eye’ to human rights abuses in their palm oil supply chains, finds a new report compiled by TuK INDONESIA, PUSAKA, Walhi, and Forest Peoples Programme. The report highlights systemic social and environmental problems that continue...

Why Brazil needs a new law on supply chain reporting and mandatory human rights due diligence

Brazil is losing ground on eradicating modern slavery from its supply chains. Lessons learned from the implementation of the UK Modern Slavery Act could be the starting point for future legal developments in South America’s largest country, says Caio Borges from leading Brazilian NGO, Conectas Human Rights.

What does 2019 hold for corporate accountability?

50 people from NGOs, academia and law firms gathered at The Foundry in London on Wednesday 13th February for CORE’s annual partners' meeting. Below is a brief summary of the very wide-ranging expert presentations given on the day.

Human Rights Organisations Call on Liam Fox to Stop Export of Surveillance Equipment to Honduras

CORE and more than twenty other human rights organisations have written to Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox to stop the export of surveillance equipment to Honduras. The UK Government has sanctioned the sale of telecommunications interception equipment to the Honduran Government despite the well-documented accounts of state-led human rights abuses. The Guardian...