UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon and Mike Walsh, CEO of LexisNexis Legal & Professional
The Business for the Rule of Law Framework (B4RoL) was launched by the UN GC in June 2015, building on the work started by LexisNexis Legal & Professional and the Atlantic Council in 2013. The B4RoL Framework is a call to action and guide for businesses around the world in taking proactive, voluntary actions to support the rule of law in everyday operations and relationships. Engaging business in the rule of law is critical to SDG 16.3 to promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and SDG 17 Partnerships for the goals.
To advance goal 16 the UNGC have developed a Business for the Rule of Law Framework. These reports document the consultations held around the world to inform this framework.
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World Development, February 2015, Pages 707 - 718

Are NGOs able to meet long-term transformative goals in their work for development and social justice? Given their weak roots in civil society and the rising tide of technocracy that has swept through the world of foreign aid, most NGOs remain poorly placed to influence the drivers of social change. By applying their knowledge of local contexts to strengthen their roles in empowerment and social transformation, they have the ability to advance SDG target 16.7 to ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels.
Linking to Goal 16, this report provides guidance on how to initiate and implement anti-corruption collective action initiatives while showcasing various examples from collective action projects worldwide.
This report seeks to advance the discussion on how the private sector can make positive contributions to peace in conflict-affected and high-risk areas around the world and, as a result, help to realise of Goal 16.

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Journal of International Criminal Justice, 2015. 

Contributing to SDGs 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions), this research brief explores the contribution of international criminal justice norms and institutions to the eradication of modern slavery.
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Business Insight Solutions and STOP THE TRAFFIK, October 2014

The Dressed to Kill Report is based on LexisNexis' Human Trafficking Awareness Index and highlights the risk and prevalence of human trafficking in the cotton supply chain globally. The report offers guidance on how to take actions to eliminate or reduce the risk of human traffickign in the supply chain contributing to the advancement of SDG target 8.7 to eradicate forced labour, end modern salvery and human trafficking by 2025.
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Journal of Criminal Justice, Volume 42, Issue 4, July–August 2014, Pages 338 - 346

History shows that one of the most important institutions to a society is its criminal justice system. The current study offers an analysis of the US criminal justice system’s effectiveness in identifying, apprehending, convicting, and punishing high-level/persistent offenders. The goal of SDG target 16.3 to promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and to ensure equal access to justice for all relies to a large extent on an effective criminal justice system.
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The Lancet, Volume 383, Issue 9916, 8–14 February 2014, Pages 500-502.

SDG 3 (good health and well-being), SDG 10 (reduced inequalities) and SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) are all directly relevant to this research. This report investigates the health consequences of rising anti-gay laws and homophobia in seemingly liberal nations.
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Business Insight Solutions and STOP THE TRAFFIK, October 2013

This 2013 report investigates the link between chocolate and human trafficking. It demonstrates how Supply Chain and Procurement Directors can better understand the risk of human trafficking in their supply chain by analysing media coverage. The insights into the chocolate trade and its links to human trafficking contributes to the advancement of SDG target 8.7 to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking by 2025.

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