Category IT, Electronics and Telecommunications

@hrw @hrwfilmfestival 2017 Human Rights Watch Film Festival

It’s my favourite time of year! I love the Human Rights Watch Film Festival – a chance to learn about the impressive human rights activists working in corners of the globe I might never have the opportunity to visit, all through the wonderful medium of film. Going to the movies on my own has long been one […]

Thoughts on Burma/Myanmar #CHEvents

I listened to President U Thein Sein address a packed crowd at Chatham House last night regarding the future of Burma/Myanmar. The event was not short on pageantry, nor on protest, both of which we now come to expect during a visit from an acting head of state. The contrast between the motorcade of BMW […]

OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct #OECDrbc

I’ve just returned from Paris, where I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct hosted by the OECD. Conferences offer a great opportunity to assess the state of play of business and human rights, and this one showed that the momentum around implementation of the OECD Guidelines on Multinational […]

Which industries are embracing the responsibility to respect human rights?

Businesses in every industry have a responsibility to respect human rights. However, certain sectors face more pressing challenges than others, and in an effort to focus on these areas John Ruggie (acting in his capacity as the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises) submitted […]

What is the riskiest country in the world to do business?

I have only recently stumbled across the work of Maplecroft, which I find infinitely fascinating. While most of their work product requires a subscription to access (understandably), last week The Guardian republished their Global Political Risk Atlas which provides an excellent at-a-glance view of risks based on conflict, terrorism, enforced regime change and resource nationalism in the […]