The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) published the Top 10 Business & Human Rights Issues for 2016 on Human Rights Day. The ten issues selected are the result of a global online survey which the IHRB conducts every year online and which we also advertised. We are excited about the ten issues selected by the participants from all over the world.
The Top 10 does not rank of issues by importance, but displays a group of selected issues which the online community found most important. Some issues such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, climate justice and mega-sporting events have been predictable to make it on the list for 2016. Other issues like fighting discrimination, human trafficking and forced labour as well as supporting human rights defenders can be counted as a permanent part of the Business & Human Rights agenda. An issue which often remains in the dead corner is the right to privacy and big data. It is very laudable that voters have voted for it and that IHBR took it up on its agenda for 2016. (more…)