BUSINESS & HUMAN RIGHTS RESOURCE CENTRE US LTD

New York, NY   |  www.business-humanrights.org
This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission

The mission of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is to encourage companies to respect human rights, avoid harm to people, and maximize their positive contribution.

Ruling year info

2004

Executive Director

Phil Bloomer

Main address

110 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005 USA

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EIN

20-0829209

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International Human Rights (Q70)

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Our free Weekly Updates alert you to the top stories and breaking news about business & human rights by email, highlighting positive initiatives and drawing attention to alleged abuses.

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Our aim is to create a resource that is useful to both lawyers and non-lawyers. The portal draws international attention to corporate legal accountability and the important legal work being done by advocates in this field. It also raises public awareness and provides valuable information for victims, advocates, NGOs, business people and others. We profile many lawsuits from outside North America and Western Europe, including cases from Armenia, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Israel, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey.

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On our website you can find information on the links between the work of human rights & environmental defenders and business activities all over the world. It focuses on both positive and negative examples of the corporate dimension in the situations involving human rights defenders. The Resource Centre considers this subject a priority given, on the one hand, the critical importance of human rights defenders for ensuring corporate responsibility and accountability, and, on the other hand, the multiple challenges and risks they face while carrying out their work.
We cover here a broad range of countries, types of abuses, issues, and relevant international standards and protection mechanisms. The information was obtained from a wide variety of sources, including UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, journalists, governments, NGOs, companies and human rights defenders themselves. It also features responses by companies to allegations of misconduct, sought and obtained by the Resource Centre. Following the UN OHCHR, we adopt a broad definition of “human rights defenders” considering as such “people who, individually or with others, act to promote or protect human rights” and who are best identified “through a description of their actions […] and of some of the contexts in which they work”. We also feature the particular challenges faced by women human rights defenders.

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Natural resources are at the beginning of every supply chain. Their development is essential to the production of energy, consumer goods and food. This means that there are high stakes involved in their use, development and depletion. Natural resources can therefore be a great source of wealth for both governments and local communities, and bring benefits to all citizens. In practice, however, investments in oil, gas, coal, minerals, renewable energy, and large-scale agriculture are often entwined with human rights abuses.
We aim to provide sector-specific analysis, initiatives, and news coverage, as well as general coverage and guidance on responsible natural resource development. For example, for the extractives sector you can find:
- The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre’s Ugandan Oil Industry Mapping
- The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre’s analysis of banks and investment firms financing extractives projects in Southern Africa

In the agricultural sector, you can find:
- The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre’s briefing note on Sugar Contracts and Their Impact on Land and Workers’ Rights
- Information about Lawsuits against food & beverage companies

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BUSINESS & HUMAN RIGHTS RESOURCE CENTRE US LTD

Board of directors
as of 11/06/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Chris Joshnick

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Mila Rosenthal

Shawna Bader-Blau

Sumi Dhanarajan

Heather Grady

Michael Hirschhorn

Kirsty Jenkinson

Seema Joshi

Kathleen Parsons

Komala Ramachandra

César Rodriguez-Garavito

Anne Travers