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Nov 18, 2016

New Country Guide for Mexico and Chile live now!

We are proud to announce our newest additions to the Human Rights & Business Country Guide: Mexico & Chile! What is exciting about these two guides is that they also contribute to the official government processes to develop National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights in both countries, by providing [...]

Sep 27, 2016

New Country Guide on Belarus online now

The Belarus Country Guide was produced by the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) and the Belarus Helsinki Committee (BHC), an was published in September 2016. The Country Guide is a compilation of publicly available information from international institutions, local NGOs, governmental agencies, businesses, media and universities, among others. International and [...]

Sep 26, 2016

Updated Country Guide on Business and Human Rights in Denmark out now!

The Country Guide team is happy to launch the updated version of the Human Rights and Business Country Guide for Denmark. Originally produced in 2013 by the Danish Institute, the guide was updated comprehensively in 2016, and received input from various stakeholders in Denmark along the way.  Read the full Country [...]

Sep 20, 2016

New Country Guide on Human Rights and Business in Kenya out now!

The Country Guide team is proud to to announce the launch of a new Country Guide on Human Rights and Business in Kenya, which was produced by the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) and the Kenya Human Rights Commission). The survey of publicly available, international sources was originally carried out by DIHR [...]

Sep 01, 2016

Updated Serbia Country Guide in English and Serbian available now!

We are happy to announce the launch of the newly updated Serbia Country Guide, which was produced by the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) and our fantastic partners at the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights (BCHR). The survey of publicly available, international sources was originally carried out by BCHR in 2013 [...]

Aug 22, 2016

Updated Country Guide on Human Rights and Business in Colombia in Spanish

DIHR is proud to present the updated Colombia Human Rights and Business Country Guide in Spanish. The Guide, which was first published in 2013,  was produced with our partner in Colombia, the Fundación Ideas para la Paz (FIP), who consulted various Colombian stakeholders in the process. It’s been comprehensively updated by FIP [...]

Aug 18, 2016

Updated Country Guide on Human Rights and Business in Argentina

DIHR is proud to present the updated Argentina Human Rights and Business Country Guide. As in the original Guide, published in 2013, this briefing was produced with our partner in Argentina, the Center for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA). It’s been comprehensively updated to reflect the political and economic changes in [...]

Jun 16, 2016

Launch of the Pakistan Country Guide

Together with our partners, the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research, we’re proud to announce the launch of the Pakistan Country Guide. The Guide draws from more than six months of research and local consultation, and includes comprehensive information on how companies can respect human rights in their Pakistani operations. Along with [...]

Jun 01, 2016

Updated Peru Country Guide now online

DIHR iPERU - pictures proud to present the updated Peru Human Rights and Business Country Guide. As in the original Guide, published in 2013, this briefing was produced with our partner, Socios Peru. It’s been comprehensively updated to reflect the political and economic changes in the country, as well as to [...]

May 19, 2016

Updated Nicaragua Country Guide now online

Our original Human Rights and Business Country Guide for Nicaragua was published in 2013. Considering all the changes underfoot in this fascinating country in the last three years, we decided to comprehensively update all the information in the Guide for 2016. The updated Guide now includes other sectors such as energy, [...]

May 19, 2016

Updated Peru Country Guide now online

DIHR is proud to present the updated Peru Human Rights and Business Country Guide. As in the original Guide, published in 2013, this briefing was produced with our partner, Socios Peru. It’s been comprehensively updated to reflect the political and economic changes in the country, as well as to include new data, [...]

May 19, 2016

Uganda Country Guide now online

DIHR is proud to present the Uganda Human Rights and Business Country Guide that was produced in collaboration with the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC). The Country Guide is a compilation of publicly available information from international institutions, local NGOs, governmental agencies, businesses, media and universities, among others. International and domestic [...]

May 09, 2016

Implementing the Guiding Principles in Zimbabwean Retail and Banking Companies

We’re proud to announce our latest report with our partner, the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) — an analysis of the degree to which Zimbabwean retail and banking companies have implemented the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The report draws upon extensive research and interviews with companies in Harare. The [...]

May 04, 2016

Updated Brazil Country Guide now online

Our original Human Rights and Business Country Guide for Brazil was published in 2013. Considering all the changes underfoot in this fascinating country in the last three years, we decided to comprehensively update all the information in the Guide for 2016. The updated Guide includes new cases, new recommendations, and new [...]

Apr 29, 2016

Updated Zimbabwe Country Guide now online

DIHR has been active in Zimbabwe for more than a decade, and we’re proud to present the continuing fruits of our collaboration: The updated Zimbabwe Human Rights and Business Country Guide. As in the original Guide, published in 2013, this briefing was produced with our partner, the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA). It’s [...]

Aug 18, 2015

Malawi Country Guide now online

Today we’re announcing the launch of the Human Rights and Business Country Guide Malawi. Like our other Guides, it’s a comprehensive overview of the ways companies are impacting human rights in Malawi. Creating the Guide was more than a yearlong process, and we’ve included as many local recommendations and initiatives as [...]

Apr 09, 2015

New business and human rights guide for companies in Myanmar

The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) today published the Myanmar Human Rights and Business Country Guide, a comprehensive survey of the human rights impacts of businesses operating in Myanmar. The Country Guide is intended for local and foreign businesses operating in Myanmar that [...]

Mar 20, 2015

South Africa Country Guide Now Online

The Danish Institute for Human Rights, together with the South African Human Rights Commission, is proud to announce the launch of the South Africa Human Rights and Business Country Guide. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the human rights impacts of businesses operating in South Africa. This includes descriptions of the [...]

Feb 24, 2015

Myanmar: Nine days of natural gas revenue could fund 43,355 teachers

Eight days, 21 hours and 18 minutes. That, according to a report from UNICEF Myanmar, is the amount of time needed to generate enough natural gas revenue to cover Myanmar’s primary-school teaching shortfall for the entire year. Although the majority of Myanmar’s primary school-aged children are attending school, the net completion [...]

Feb 09, 2015

The ever-expanding circle of corporate responsibility

When we give presentations to companies, we often contrast two cases: Nike and Apple. In the early 1990s, Nike was the target of dozens of exposés regarding the conditions in their contractor factories, with some workers reportedly earning as little as 14 cents per day. Scandal after scandal, book after book, [...]