Launch of "BHRinLaw" Website to Track State Initiatives on Corporate Accountability and Access to Remedy

The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ), the CORE CoalitionAbove Ground, and Public Eye are pleased to announce the launch of a new website: BHRinLaw.

In today’s globalised economy, corporations operate across national borders and legal systems with ease. This presents complex challenges for the protection of human rights. States around the world are developing innovative legal approaches to ensure respect for human rights. This website aims to highlight these key international developments, unpack them, and make them accessible to decision-makers and the public.

BHRinLaw provides an online platform for information on State-driven initiatives to codify the corporate responsibility to respect human rights and enhance access to remedy by highlighting developments in mandatory human rights due diligence and parent company accountability from around the world.

The website provides aggregated information on current legislation, case law, and ongoing legislative processes. It also acts as a hub for news, events, research, documents, media, and good practices on this topic. While it is geared towards anyone with an interest in business and human rights, we hope that it will prove especially useful to policymakers, who will access up-to-date information about developments in this rapidly evolving field, facilitating assessments of their countries’ relative performance, and providing input for policy development.  

There is an urgent need for bolder action from governments to protect human rights and provide access to remedy for victims of corporate human rights abuse. With this website, we hope to assist states to embed the corporate responsibility to respect human rights into law.

For more information about BHRinLaw or to submit a piece to the blog, please contact Heather Cohen at heather@icar.ngo.