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28 October 2014

Commentary: Binding treaty vs Guiding Principles debate has become too polarised, coordination & harmonisation of efforts are needed

Author: Josua Loots, Project Manager: Business & Human Rights, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria on Institute for Human Rights and Business

As earlier posts in this series have noted, the UN Human Rights Council’s decision earlier this year to explore a binding treaty on business and human rights is a potential turning point in international efforts to ensure state and corporate...

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30 October 2014

Ecuador Foreign Minister highlights how intl. binding instrument will hold multinationals accountable for human rights violations & provide effective remedies for victims

Author: Ricardo Patiño, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador, in Huffington Post

"Transnational Misconduct Must End", 24 Oct 2014...

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31 October 2014

Paper analyses need for binding treaty on business & human rights, recommends states use UN Guiding Principles when enacting legislation

Author: Rashid Dumbuya, LLM Student, University of Dundee (UK)

"Corporate responsibility to respect human rights: Is the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights up to the task or is there a need for a Treaty on Business and Human rights?", Oct 2014...

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19 November 2014

Statement by Ms. Flavia Pansieri, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights at the International Organisation of Employers

Author: Flavia Pansieri, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

Since the endorsement of the Guiding Principles by the Human Rights Council in 2011, OHCHR has supported implementation of the Principles by both States and business enterprises through outreach, training and capacity building...At the national level,...

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27 November 2014

Puvan Selvanathan calls for delivery of “‘next generation’ treaty” on business & human rights

Author: Puvan J Selvanathan, Member of UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights & Global Compact, at Kenan Institute for Ethics

"The Business and Human Rights Treaty Debate: Is Now the Time?", 26 Nov 2014...

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2 December 2014
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Author: ATS (Agence télégraphique suisse)

« Droits humains: le Forum de l'ONU estime que les entreprises ne sont pas assez engagées », 1er décembre 2014...

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2 December 2014

Opening Remarks by Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights

Author: Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Let there be no doubt about this: business activity generates economic opportunities and services that are vital to the enjoyment of human rights. But business also has the potential to cause serious harm. Exactly thirty years ago...a cloud of deadly...

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4 December 2014

Binding treaty on business & human rights is “the most decisive way to address accountability of business”, says IBON Intl.

Author: Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo, IBON International

"Step up action on corporate abuses, create binding treaty on TNCs", 01 Dec 2014...

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5 December 2014

CIDSE argues that the process towards a binding instrument is an opportunity to strengthen UN Framework

"UN Business & Human Rights Framework: More action required at national and international level to stop human rights abuses by business", Dec 2014...

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17 December 2014

Researcher welcomes proposal re binding treaty on business & human rights as a “step forward” but says capitalism remains the “problem”

Author: Amit Singh, New Internationalist Blog

"The business of human rights", 11 Dec 2014...

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