Regulations

Article AS news
12.7.2017

British Parliament applies pressure

The implementation of the UN Guiding Principles is also gaining traction in the United Kingdom. One report calls for much the same things as the Responsible Business Initiative.
Article AS news
12.1.2017

A UN Treaty on Business & Human Rights?

The political temperature is rising in Switzerland following the submission of the Responsible Business Initiative. Momentum is also building around the topic at the United Nations.
Position
23.12.2016

Swiss National Action Plan on B&HR: The analysis

It took the Swiss government four years to publish its National action plan how to put into practice the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The Swiss coalition for corporate justice has analysed the document.
Press release
9.12.2016

The National Action Plan: a plan without action

Over 5 years after the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, Switzerland finally published its implementation strategy. The National Action Plan recognizes the challenges at hand, only six new measures are foreseen.
Political article
16.11.2016

Neither plan nor action

The Swiss President, Johann Schneider-Ammann, was a keynote speakter at this year’s UN Forum on Business and Human Rights. However, a key point of his' was met with little understanding: «Freetrade is a condition for the respect of human rights.»
Book
12.10.2016

Interview on Business and Human Rights

Making a profit while observing human rights – the two things can but need not go together. Yet they ought to. In his book, publicist and economist Markus Mugglin lays the groundwork for a much-needed debate.
Political article
10.10.2016

Responsible Business Initiative handed over

On 10 October, the Responsible Business Initiative has been presented to the authorities. The 80 NGOs supporting the initiative share one common goal: Swiss quality must incorporate the protection of human rights and the environment.
Résumé
5.7.2016

For Responsible Business

What happens when multinationals from Switzerland abuse human rights and damage the environment in the South? Often nothing at all. A broad NGO coalition has launched a popular initiative meant to fill the gaps in the legislation.
Article AS news
2.7.2015

Responsible Business Initiative

The Responsible Business Initiative has been launched in the end of April. With it the debate about business and human rights is heatening up. Diametrically opposed positions are now shifting.