International Corporate Accountability Roundtable



The links below include press coverage of our work, as well as Congressional briefings, hearings and other public engagement featuring ICAR staff.



December 2014: Time for a NAP: Five Recommendations for the U.S. National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct

December 2014: Government: blind to rights abuse?

December 2014: U.S. Promises Action on U.N. Human Rights Principles

November 2014: The Role of National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights in Protecting Human Rights Defenders

November 2014: El papel de los Planes de Acción Nacionales sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos en el apoyo y protección de los Defensores/as de Derechos Humanos

September 2014: U.S. to Create National Plan on Responsible Business Practices

September 2014: How the Government Is Funding Human Rights Violations | Commentary

September 2014: Government Purchasing and the Push to Respect Human Rights

September 2014: Federal Government Turning “Blind Eye” To Procurement-Related Rights Abuse

August 2014: Our Third Pillar Report Gets Cited

July 2014: Why Cleaning Up the Fashion Industry Is So Messy

June 2014: Shrimp Supply Tainted With Modern Slavery: Why Global Business Transparency Is Needed

June 2014: Congress Makes “Zero Progress” On Corporate Accountability

April 2014: UK Govt “Caved” In Pushing SCOTUS To Prioritize Corporations Over Human Rights

March 2014: You Want Human Rights With That? McDonald's Serves Up Due Diligence on Human Rights

March 2014: Justice Advocates Challenge Power of Multinational Corporations

March 2014: Crime Bar: Human Rights Claims Don't Have Expiration Dates

January 2014: Hospitality, Agriculture Firms Vulnerable to Human Trafficking


December 2013: Justice Increasingly Distant for Victims of Corporate Abuse

November 2013: The Supreme Court & Corporate Accountability

August 2013: The Buck Stops Here: Using Public Funds for Public Good

July 2013: U.S. Courts Uphold Conflict Minerals Disclosure

June 2013: Preventable Tragedies: Companies Need to Ensure That Human Rights, Including Labor Rights, Are Protected

May 2013: A Free Internet: Tech Companies Should Promote Democracy

May 2013: U.N. Finds “Little Appreciation” for Human Rights among U.S. Businesses

April 2013: Supreme Court undermines human rights

April 2013: Taking stock of business and human rights in the United States: Reflections on visit of UN Working Group to the US

April 2013: Respecting Human Rights: Shareholders Shift From Policy to Action

April 2013: The Global Lawyer: The Zombification of the Corporate Alien Tort

April 2013: The Wrong Decision for Human Rights

March 2013: The Alien Tort Statute: A Preview

February 2013: Oil Companies Are On A Slippery Slope With Their First Amendment Claim Against Disclosure Rules

February 2013: Time to Put Security Contractors Under the Gun

January 2013: Ending Human Trafficking -- Now Is Our Time for Action


November 2012: Initiative on Human Rights in Business

October 2012: Briefing on Corporate Responsibility in the Tech Sector, U.S. Helsinki Commission

May 2012: Public Interest Groups Weigh in on FCPA Guidance


November 2011: Filmmaker Mike Ramsdell on ‘The Conflict Minerals Project', The Craig Fahle Show, WDET 101.9 FM

October 2011: SEC Wrestling With Conflict Minerals Disclosure

August 2011: Congolese Civil Society and Human Rights Groups Urge the SEC to Issue Final Rules

April 2011: California takes decisive step against Congo's conflict minerals

April 2011: New NGO for Corporate Social Responsibility Launched

April 2011: Senator Ellen M. Corbett, human rights leaders decry violence in the Congo, promote bill to incentivize compliance with federal law

March 2011: Holding Corporations Accountable for Human Rights