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Berne Declaration interview with former Special Representative Ruggie regarding his work & role of NGOs

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1 November 2011

[PDF] Berne Declaration interview with John Ruggie

Author: Berne Declaration

What was the greatest challenge you faced when you started your mandate in 2005?...A comprehensive treaty on business and human rights wasn’t even a remote possibility, and launching any such negotiations would have set the agenda back by years. At the same time, pure voluntarism wasn’t going to suffice. So I began a search for a more heterodox approach...You said the endorsement of the Guiding Principles marks “the end of the beginning”. To advance the Business and Human Rights agenda, which key areas have to be addressed in the future?...The GPs provide high-level guidance...They will require further operationalization in different industry sectors, for different operating contexts, for SMEs, and so on. [Facebook]

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Company response
17 August 2009

Statement by Triumph International

Author: Triumph International

We are concerned about the way in which Clean Clothes Campaign has disseminated ill founded assertions about Triumph International. It is true that Triumph regrettably has to close down its factories in the Philippines and downsize one factory in Thailand as part of a global restructuring programme necessary to respond to the impact of the global recession on the company. However the claims and allegations against Triumph made by CCC have no basis in fact...

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