The Business and Human Rights Documentation (B-HRD) Project



The Business and Human Rights Documentation (B-HRD, pronounced Be Heard) Project is a new interactive, multi-lingual information portal that provides grassroots groups, NGOs, experts, advocates, academics, and the public at large vital information about the human rights impacts of business activities, and with much needed advocacy tools to hold businesses accountable in a globalized world.

Designed to complement the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre in important ways, B-HRD has three major sections-an In Focus section that highlights particular situations of abuse, the legal and non-legal tactics used by human rights defenders to hold businesses accountable, and a profile of the advocates involved; a newly-conceived Tools & Strategy Forum which offers a platform to exchange tools, resources, and advocacy strategies to help prevent and seek justice for business-related abuses; and a searchable Database of over 150 human rights reports that document first-hand the impact of businesses on human rights.

The B-HRD Project is a joint initiative of the International Network on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) at New York University School of Law.


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