Human Rights in Business

The Center's Human Rights in Business Program aims to foster responsible business conduct and promote human rights and justice for people adversely affected by business activity around the world. The program uses the neutral platform of the university to engage stakeholders to find rights-based solutions to the impacts of business activities. Core initiatives focus on a variety of issue areas, including human rights impact assessment, land use and community-driven operational grievance mechanisms, international finance regulation, and accountability for the security sector in risk environments. 

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“The Center’s program on Human Rights in Business provides leadership in addressing one of the signal developments in international human rights law in recent decades—clarifying the responsibilities of business enterprises for adverse human rights impacts and promoting responsible practice in this sphere.”

Diane Orentlicher, Faculty co-director

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