New Sanctions Tool Could Address Rohingya Crisis in Burma
While there has been widespread condemnation of the actions of the Burmese military and security forces, overall, the international community has failed the Rohingya. However, the U.S. government now has new tools at its disposal to address this crisis.
The Newest Corporate Watchdog: Canada Announces an Ombudsperson for Corporate Accountability
Today, Canada’s Minister of International Trade, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, announced the creation of an independent ombudsperson to investigate human rights abuses linked to Canadian corporations abroad.
Launch of "BHRinLaw" Website to Track State Initiatives on Corporate Accountability and Access to Remedy
Are National Contact Points Improving Through Peer Review?
Recognizing that NCPs can facilitate access to remedy in cases of corporate misconduct, the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), Accountability Counsel, and OECD Watch researched whether the peer review process is really improving the effectiveness of NCPs overall. While our qualitative analysis is still ongoing, we have thus far found many ways in which the NCP peer reviews can be improved.
ICAR Submits Letter to Senate Committee on Finance on Kevin McAleenan’s Confirmation Hearing
Washington, D.C. (July 12, 2017) - ICAR submitted a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance calling on committee members to clarify Kevin McAleenan's position and strategy for enforcing the Tariff Act's forced labor provision during his confirmation hearing to serve as the Commissioner of United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP).