The human rights of individuals are not only impacted by their governments. As globalization has accelerated around the world, it has become increasingly clear that companies—whether local or multinational, publicly or privately operated—have a major impact on human rights, both positive and negative.

The Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) is dedicated to addressing these impacts. Through research, tools and partnership with business actors, DIHR aims to maximize the positive impact and minimize the negative impact of business actors worldwide.



  • The Institute is investigating whether people with disabilities are receiving sufficient assistance in performing their child-rearing responsibilities
  • This study aims to explore how human rights can be used to create enduring processes of empowerment.
  • This programme helps organisations in Bangladesh, Nicaragua and Zimbabwe to engage with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.