Businesses are often implicated in human rights violations. Yet the patterns behind claims of corporate human rights abuses and the pursuit of justice and remedy associated with those claims remain unstudied and thus unknown. Who makes claims about corporate human rights abuse? How do companies respond? And, what explains why some claims are addressed and others are not?
This project aims to answer these questions. The CHRD team is currently engaged in a pilot project to create a database of claims of corporate human rights abuses from 2000 through today. Findings from the CHRD will inform practitioners, policymakers, and academics alike.
The CHRD Project is a joint endeavor between Tricia Olsen, Ph.D. of the University of Denver's Daniels College Business and Leigh Payne, Ph.D. of St. Antony’s College at the University of Oxford. The CHRD team is also involved in a collaborative partnership with Michelle Westermann-Behaylo, Ph.D. of the University of Amsterdam.
Our research is currently funded by the British Academy/Leverhulme, the Fell Fund, the University of Denver’s PROF grant, FRF grant, and Internationalization grant. If you have questions or comments about the project, or wish to learn more about our work, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org