African Human Rights Resource Centre

tracking the positive and negative impacts of over 5100 companies worldwide – also in french Centre de Ressources sur les Entreprises et les Droits de l’Homme, , and in spanish: Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos.

  • Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has become the world’s leading independent resource on the subject.  Our website is updated hourly with news and reports about companies’ human rights impacts worldwide – positive and negative.
  • We seek responses from companies to allegations of misconduct: ensuring that our coverage is balanced and encouraging firms to address concerns raised by civil society … (about 1/2).

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About 2/2 /brief description: … The website covers the social and environmental impacts of over 5000 companies, operating in over 180 countries. Taking international human rights standards as its starting point, topics covered include discrimination, environment, poverty and development, labour, access to medicines, health and safety, security, trade. 

  • “An essential guide to the world’s companies and their records on human rights.” Guardian newspaper.
  • “No debate can move forward, no positive change can be made, without facts.  The Resource Centre is the only website to provide such a broad range of balanced information on business and human rights – company by company, country by country, issue by issue.”
  • Mary Robinson (Director of the Ethical Globalization Initiative, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and President of Ireland).
  • “The Resource Centre has won a big following among companies, governments, investors, non-government organizations and journalists.” Financial Times.

A Fair Approach to Human Rights.

Purpose:

  • To encourage companies to respect human rights, avoid harm to people, and maximise their positive contribution,
  • To provide easy, one-stop access to information for companies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and others, both practicioners and those new to the subject,
  • To facilitate constructive, informed decision-making and public discussion.

An international organization:

  • The Resource Centre has offices in London and New York and regional researchers based in Hong Kong, India, Senegal, South Africa and Ukraine. See Staff section for more details. We plan to recruit more regional researchers, especially in Latin America and the Middle East, who will bring under-reported concerns from those regions to international attention.

Status:

  • The Resource Centre is an independent non-profit.
  • UK: Registered Charity in England & Wales (no. 1096664)
  • USA: tax-exempt non-profit organisation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

International network: … (full text about).

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