Last week The Joint Committee on Human Rights published its Sixth Report of Session 2016-17, Human Rights and Business 2017: Promoting responsibility and ensuring accountability. This is of course makes for essential and interesting reading material for anyone involved in conducting research or working directly with vulnerable target groups in the UK, Europe and Worldwide. At IARS all our projects aim to educate users on their rights as well as empower them with the confidence, knowledge and skills to ensure that their rights remain protected. To read more about our projects please refer to our project page

IARS is also proud to have made a specific contribution to this report - our Director, Dr. Theo Gavrielides, in fact gave evidence to the Human Rights and Business inquiry. The inquiry looks in particular at: 

  • What steps the Government takes to monitor compliance with the UN Guiding Principles
  • How far the Government is able to enforce the UN Guiding Principles
  • Whether, and if so what, progress British business has made in carrying out its responsibility to respect human rights
  • Whether victims of human rights abuse involving business enterprises within UK jurisdiction have access to effective remedy


To find out about the specific finding of the most recent enquiry click here.