Bussiness and Human Rights Resource Centre

Tracking the positive and negaive impacts of over 4000 companies worldwide (also in spanish and in french).

Linked with Business and Human Rights Resource Centre of 2007-07-15.

This resource centre and online library covers over 2700 companies, over 160 countries, over 150 issues. It catalogues thousands of links to a wide range of materials published by companies, NGOs, governments, intergovernmental organisations, journalists, academics, etc. It includes reports of corporate misconduct, as well as positive examples of “best practice” by companies. The library is multilingual, containing items in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and German. We plan to expand the non-English content … (full text).

homepage and latest news;
introduction to the subject;
Overview /General business & human rights;
for development specialists;
for environment specialists;
for human rights specialists;
for women rights specialists;
contact & addresses (UK, USA, Hong-Kong, South Africa).

About: The 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. The site covers over 3600 companies, over 180 countries. It receives over 1.5 million hits per month. Topics include discrimination, environment, poverty & development, labour, access to medicines, health & safety, security, trade …


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

An international organization: The Resource Centre has offices in the UK and USA. Our East Asia Researcher is based in Hong Kong and Africa Researcher is based in South Africa. See Staff for more details. We plan to recruit further regional researchers in Latin America, Central Asia/Eastern Europe and in other parts of Asia and Africa, who will bring under-reported concerns from those regions to international attention.

Status: The Resource Centre is an independent non-profit, in a collaborative partnership with Amnesty International sections and leading academic institutions:

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

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