Business and Human Rights Tag

[Miranda Sissons is the Human Rights Director at Facebook. Facebook has agreed to engage in a Q & A session to be published on Opinio Juris next week.] The human rights movement long predates the rise of social media. That’s a very good thing. Three decades ago, we faxed or telexed urgent actions between groups and desperately wondered how to pay for...

Apple, Google (through its parent company Alphabet, Inc), Dell, Microsoft and Tesla have been named as defendants in what could be a landmark case pertaining to the use of child labour in the mining of cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The case, which is a  class complaint for injunctive relief and damages has been brought by the US based International Rights Advocates (IRA) on behalf...