16
DEC
2015

Great expectations: Companies must demonstrate socially responsible business practices to keep consumers’ business

A number of recent events, including this week’s Associated Press’ report linking Thai shrimp producers – such as those that ship to popular U.S. grocery stores and restaurants –  to slave labor, recent decisions by large publicly traded companies to establish corporate human...
14
SEP
2015

Business and Human Rights: What is in Store for 2016?

Each year, the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) releases a list of what they consider the top issues in the field of business and human rights for that coming year. This year is no exception and the BHRRC has announced that the list for 2016 will be released in...
29
JUL
2015

Measuring Human Rights Impacts with Geospatial Information

Today, human rights investigators have unprecedented access to information. Access to government archives, corporate information and a range of data on people around the world abound. In recent years, human rights activists have also turned to satellite imagery as another means...
23
JUL
2015

Updated Toolkit “Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments” Now Available

Recently the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced an updated, second version of their Toolkit, Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments. Human Analytics...
01
JUL
2015

Swiss Law on Private Security Companies Contributes to Protection of Human Rights

On June 24, the Swiss government published a detailed decree relating to the Swiss law on Private Security Companies (PSCs) and announced that it will go into effect on September 1, 2015. The Swiss government, through its Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), has taken...
23
MAR
2015

Register Now – Managing Human Rights Risks in Complex Environments – April 9 (Washington, D.C.)

Sponsored by the International Stability Operations Association (ISOA) Co-sponsored by Fund for Peace/Facilitated by Human Analytics MANAGING HUMAN RIGHTS RISKS IN COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTS ISOA Members are leaders in the stability operations industry. They provide vital services in...
19
MAR
2015

New Report from The Economist Provides Insights into Corporate Leaders’ Perspectives on Human Rights

There is no doubt that business and human rights has gone mainstream when The Economist Intelligence Unit writes a report on the subject. The Road from Principles to Practice: Today’s Challenges for Business in Respecting Human Rights – sponsored by a number of governments,...
19
FEB
2015

REMINDER: Human Analytics Hosts Sean McFate Presenting on The Modern Mercenary

Human Analytics, in conjunction with the Human Rights in Business Program of the Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, the Global Governance, Politics & Security Program and the Ethics Peace & Global Affairs Program at American...
09
FEB
2015

Human Analytics Co-sponsors Sean McFate Presenting “The Modern Mercenary”

Human Analytics, in conjunction with the Human Rights in Business Program of the Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, the Global Governance, Politics & Security Program and the Ethics Peace & Global Affairs Program at American...
07
JAN
2015

Business and Human Rights Will Continue to Move Up as a Corporate Priority in 2015

  On December 31 2014, Forbes magazine published the article, Eight CSR Trends to Watch Out For in 2015. Of the eight corporate social responsibility trends presented, the prediction from Christine Bader (formerly responsible for human rights matters at BP and the author of...