Rana Plaza 10 Years Later: Taking Stock and Looking to the Future

This week marks 10 years since the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex outside Dhaka, Bangladesh. Over 1,100 garment workers were killed and more than 2,500 others were injured in this industrial disaster. A decade after this preventable tragedy, where are we in addressing persistent human rights violations in global supply chains? This blog will flag just three things.

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Reflections on the 7th Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

The UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, held every November in Geneva, might be a victim of its field’s success. Business and human rights (BHR) has emerged as a topic of study and practice in the past 20 years, and has taken off since the 2011 endorsement of the UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), whose 47 member states are mandated to promote and protect human rights globally.

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