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Paper analyses innovations & implementation challenges of human rights complaints against companies at OECD Natl. Contact Points
Author: John G. Ruggie & Tamaryn Nelson, Harvard Kennedy School
"Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Normative Innovations and Implementation Challenges", 3 May 2015...
[PDF] Calling for Corporate Accountability: A Guide to the 2011 OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
Author: OECD Watch
[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Glencore, POSCO, Shell, Statkraft and Ratiopharm to respond to certain allegations in the guide. Responses provided.] The guide is intended to help you understand how the dispute resolution...
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Author: Arvind Ganesan, Human Rights Watch
In contrast to results-achieving counterparts in some other countries, the United States NCP has maintained a passive stance on complaints and cases under the OECD Guidelines...The US NCP often gives one of two grounds for inaction. One invokes ...
Global Witness takes UK government to court for failing to list UK companies trading Congo conflict minerals for UN sanctions
Author: Global Witness
The British government is acting unlawfully in refusing to put forward eligible UK companies and individuals trading in Congolese ‘conflict minerals' for targeted UN sanctions, said campaign group Global Witness today in an application to the High...
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Author: Global Witness
Nobody forces companies to purchase minerals or metals mined in war zones…a key message to companies…is that if they choose to use metals originating from eastern DRC they have a responsibility to demonstrate – by doing due diligence – that their...
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[PDF] Assessing the contribution of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to responsible business conduct
Author: Joris Oldenziel (SOMO), Joseph Wilde-Ramsing (SOMO) & Patricia Feeney (RAID)
This report assesses the contribution of the OECD Guidelines to responsible business conduct, sustainable development, and the resolution and reduction of conflicts between companies and communities regarding social issues, environmental concerns, and...
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Author: Nathan Skinner, StrategicRisk
…In order to avoid unwanted attention, businesses need to be aware of their moral and legal responsibilities…In the pursuit of resources or cheaper production costs, transnational corporations have set up operations in countries with repressive...
[PDF] Closing Governance Gaps: Application of the U.N. “Protect, Respect, Remedy” Framework - Expert Multi-Stakeholder Consultation
Author: prepared for mandate of UN Special Representative John Ruggie
The expert multi-stakeholder consultation on 20 January 2010 in Berlin convened representatives from government, business, and nongovernmental organizations that have already attempted to implement or apply some aspect of the UN “Protect, Respect,...
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