The Business and Human Rights Documentation (B-HRD) Project is a joint initiative of the International Network on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) at New York University School of Law. A cutting-edge advocacy and educational resource, B-HRD exposes the adverse impacts that businesses across industries and regions can have on the full spectrum of human rights.
B-HRD aims to:
B-HRD allows users to:
The B-HRD Database
The Database hosts a large and ever-expanding universe of reports that evaluate the impacts of business activity on human rights. Each report has been selected based on credibility, subject matter, investigative methodology, and quality of human rights analysis.
Browse the entire library, or tailor your search by industry sector, geographic location, groups affected, rights affected, or accountability mechanisms pursued. You can also learn about the state of—and gaps in—business and human rights documentation by visiting the Database Statistics page.
The In Focus section highlights particular situations of business-related human rights abuses from around the world. In Focus provides updated information on emerging developments, and details efforts made to hold businesses accountable and seek redress through the use of judicial and other mechanisms. The In Focus section allows advocates to learn from each others’ experiences and support each others’ efforts to promote business accountability for human rights abuses.
Tools and Strategies Forum
Through B-HRD’s Tools and Strategies Forum advocates can learn about effective strategies to combat impunity and hold businesses accountable for their human rights abuses. The Forum features video interviews in which advocates discuss strategies and allows users to access tools and resources on a variety of advocacy and accountability mechanisms.