GNI 2018/2019 Company Assessments

GNI has published the Assessment Toolkit, a common methodology to be used by all assessors drawing from the Global Reporting Initiative, UNGPs, and previous assessments. This cycle of assessment will take place in two groups to better serve the growing number and diversity of companies being assessed.

Comments on European Commission Draft ICT Sector Guidance on Business and Human Rights

GNI Comments on EC Draft ICT Sector Guidance

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) welcomes the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry project to develop guidance on the corporate responsibility to respect human rights in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. We appreciate the opportunity to […]

2019-03-01T21:43:10+00:00February 14, 2013|Categories: media releases, Publication, Resources|Tags: , |

Jermyn Brooks: Business and Human Rights in the Digital Era

GNI Independent Chair Jermyn Brooks has authored a contribution to the Internet & Society Co:llaboratory Discussion Paper on Human Rights and Internet Governance. The article responds to a proposition by Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize. 

New technologies have played a catalytic role in […]

2019-01-13T23:46:37+00:00November 21, 2012|Categories: media releases, op-eds, Resources|Tags: , , |

GNI Statement on U.N. Work on the Human Right of Freedom of Expression

On the 28th of July, the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations approved a new “General Comment” of Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, giving clear guidance on the legitimate restrictions on freedom of expression that states can make.

The Global […]

2019-02-13T15:52:29+00:00August 5, 2011|Categories: media releases|Tags: , , , |

Statement of the Global Network Initiative on the OECD’s Update of the Revised Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

The Global Network Initiative welcomes the reference to human rights and Internet freedom in the OECD’s recent update of the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

These guidelines are indicative of a broad international consensus on key aspects of the ongoing effort to ensure protection for fundamental rights […]

2018-03-15T14:37:21+00:00June 14, 2011|Categories: media releases|Tags: , |