Monthly Archives: March 2013

New EU Study Released

The European Commission has just released a fascinating study analyzing a sample of EU companies to determine whether they have made any public reference to the core international standards related to CSR. I encourage anyone with an interest in business and human rights to read the results, which are succinct, clear, and sometimes surprising. For […]

Hot topic: Drones

Following Rand Paul’s 12 hour filibuster in the US Senate, the debate on drones is finally getting the attention it needs. Last week, members of the European Parliament expressed concern that US drone policy is putting ‘global stability and international order at risk.’  The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism has recently launched a formal […]

Corporate human rights abuse in Colombia

On Wednesday evening I attended an excellent presentation of a fact-finding mission to Colombia examining human rights violations perpetrated by large multinational corporations. The UK lawyers who designed the visit are hoping to raise international awareness of the plight of the indigenous communities in Colombia, where a wealth of natural resources is being exploited by […]