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Commentaries > 2007


Sir Geoffrey Chandler, former Founder/Chair of Amnesty UK Business Group:  John Ruggie: Compelling corporate action on human rights, in Ethical Corporation, 4 Apr 2007

John Hilary, Guardian [UK]:  Corporate abuse: Efforts to hold multinational businesses accountable for human rights violations are meeting stiff resistance, 30 Mar 2007

Amnesty Intl., ESCR-Net, Human Rights Watch, Intl. Commission of Jurists, Intl. Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH):  [PDF] Joint NGO statement to UN Human Rights Council about John Ruggie's report, 29 Mar 2007

War on Want:  UN report shows need for business curbs, 28 Mar 2007

français :Michel Bührer, InfoSud : Droits de l'homme: gants de velours pour les multinationales, 28 mars 2007

ActionAid:  Tougher measures needed for corporations on UN rights abuses, 26 Mar 2007

Bill Baue, SocialFunds.com:  Ruggie Report Says Voluntary Human Rights Initiatives Set Stage for Binding Global Standards, 19 Mar 2007

Hugh Williamson, Financial Times:  Groups pressed to protect human rights, 9 Mar 2007

français : Centre Europe-Tiers Monde, WILPF (Women's Intl. League for Peace & Freedom/Ligue Internationale de femmes pour la paix & la liberté) & Fédération Syndicale Mondiale (FSM) : Commentaires sur le rapport du Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général sur les droits de l’homme et les sociétés transnationales, mars 2007

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9 March 2007

Groups pressed to protect human rights

Author: Hugh Williamson, Financial Times

Multinational companies are off the hook over fears they may be hit by new international rules on human rights, but face growing pressure to act voluntarily against such rights abuses, a United Nations report will argue today... [A]ccording to human...

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