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Centre for Human Rights (UZHR)

UZHR Publications


Below you can find a selection of UZHR publications (in English). A list of all publications (German and English) is available here. For publications of the UZHR under the umbrella of the SCHR, the author is listed as "Thematic Cluster Human Rights and Business".

Human Rights and Business

Expert Study on the Swiss Gold Sector and related Risks of Human Rights abuses (2017)

EBP and the Centre for Human Rights Studies (UZHR) have been commissioned by the FDFA to analyse the potential risks of human rights abuses to which the Swiss gold sector is potentially exposed through its business operations. The study serves the fulfilment of Postulate 15.3877 (download (PDF, 2 MB))


Access to Remedy (2017)

The Thematic Cluster Human Rights and Business together with the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law have been commissioned by the FDFA to provide a study in fulfilment of Postulate 14.3663 Access to Remedy. (download (PDF, 3 MB)).

Summary: German (PDF, 404 KB); English (PDF, 131 KB); French (PDF, 415 KB); Italian (PDF, 319 KB)


Baseline Studyabout Business and Human Rights in Switzerland (2013)

The Baseline Study of the Thematic Cluster Human Rights and Business reflects upon the implementation of Human Rights in the economic field in Switzerland and brings into focus the duty to protect by the state in the area of business and Human rights. It especially examines existing state responsibilities to protect, respective access to remedy and those human rights violations which are likely to occur in the job market.beeinträchtigungen und aufgrund der praktischen Relevanz die menschenrechtssensiblen Bereiche des Arbeitsmarktes.

(download) (PDF, 886 KB)

Business and Human Rights in ASEAN, A Baseline Study, published by Human Rights Resource Center (in Englisch - 2013)

Edited by Prof. Dr. Christine Kaufmann, Prof. David Cohen, Prof. Kevin Tan, Delphia Lim

With economic growth on the rise, many ASEAN countries face new business opportunities and new actors, such as international business companies, taking the floor. The debate on human rights in a business context is not new but in many regards particularly challenging. The object of this book is to gather, analyse and assess the depth of information available, prevalence, causes and impact of business in human rights enforcement in each ASEAN country with the view to provide a comprehensive, objective assessment of the situation as revealed through the published literature.

Ebook Business and Human Rights in ASEAN (PDF, 3689 KB)

Individual Country Reports:

Country Report Brunei (PDF, 133 KB)

Country Report Cambodia (PDF, 230 KB)

Country Report Indonesia (PDF, 376 KB)

Country Report Lao PDR (PDF, 519 KB)

Country Report Malaysia (PDF, 426 KB)

Country Report Myanmar (PDF, 392 KB)

Country Report Philippines (PDF, 363 KB)

Country Report Singapore (PDF, 432 KB)

Country Report Thailand (PDF, 304 KB)

Country Report Vietnam (PDF, 451 KB)

Thun Group of Banks

Publications related to UZHR's activity for the Thun Group of Banks are available here.

Further publications

MNEs and the UN Global Compact: An Empirical Analysis of the Organisational Implementati on of Corporate Citizenship IOU Working Paper No. 114, November 2010

Dr. Dorothée Baumann und Prof. Dr. Andreas Georg Scherer



SCHR newsletter articles of the Thematic Cluster Human Rights and Business

The UZHR newsletter contributions to the SCHR can be found here(only available in German and/or French).