Business and Human Rights
Today, global business enterprises are causing serious human rights violations in the course of their business in developing countries, such as labour rights violations and exploitation, deprivation of land rights and indigenous people’s rights, environmental contamination causing devastating impacts for people’s rights to health and livelihood, and so on.
HRN calls on multinational corporations to respect human rights in the course of their business in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
In cooperation with local NGOs, HRN carries out investigations on human rights violations related to corporate activities in Asia, including Japan, China, Cambodia, and Bangladesh. We also have dialogues and consultations with the relevant business sectors in order for them to maximize their influence to respect and ensure fundamental human rights for people related to their businesses.