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1 February 2011

Better Safe than Sorry

Author: Susan Aaronson, Professor & Ian Higham, Research Assistant - Elliott School of Intl. Affairs, George Washington Univ in Policy Innovations

...Building on years of research and multi-stakeholder dialogue, [UN Special Representative on business & human rights John] Ruggie outlined a framework and Guiding Principles to help firms “operationalize” their human rights responsibilities.....

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17 January 2011

Rights groups slam UN plan for multinationals

Author: Hugh Williamson, Financial Times

Controversial new standards governing the operation of multinational companies in developing countries and conflict zones could undermine rather than reinforce efforts to protect human rights if the framework is adopted in its current form, according...

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7 December 2010
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Author: Presidencia de Colombia

[Donaciones recibidas hasta la fecha:] Alqueria, Juan Carlos Saldarriaga, Sirioca LTDA, Alimentos Polar Colombia, Arturo Calle, Compaq S.A. [parte de HP], Davivienda - Grupo Bolivar, Cerrejón [parte de Anglo American, Xstrata, BHP Billiton], Tigo,...

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5 October 2010

Summary Note: Consultation with Business Stakeholders on the Implementation of the UN "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Framework

Author: Prepared for the mandate of UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

Professor John Ruggie…held a consultation with business stakeholders in Paris on the implemention of the UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework…The purpose of the consultation was to provide an opportunity for…industry,…employer organizations,...

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1 October 2010

[PDF] Global Business Initiative on Human Rights Rountable

Author: Fundación Ideas Para La Paz, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights (GBI), El Centro Regional para América Latina y el Caribe en apoyo del Pacto Mundial de las Naciones Unidas, Institute for Human Rights and Business

On 24 May 2010 an event was organised by the Fundación Ideas Para La Paz, the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights (GBI), El Centro Regional para América Latina y el Caribe en apoyo del Pacto Mundial de las Naciones Unidas and the Institute for...

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30 September 2010

Unilever joins Global Business Initiative on Human Rights [please scroll down]

Author: Global Business Initiative on Human Rights (GBI)

GBI has formally announced that the Initiative's core group of members has been joined by Unilever, a leading supplier of fast moving consumer goods. The breadth of Unilever's global presence marks a significant step in the Initiative's programme,...

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24 September 2010

[PDF] Leaders Breakfast on Business and Human Rights: Looking Ahead to the Next Ten Years -

Author: Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, Institute for Human Rights and Business, Global Compact Network Netherlands

A side event of the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit...On Thursday 24 June 2010, a group of over 300 individuals from business, government and civil society gathered in New York to attend a breakfast session focused on the human rights...

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1 September 2010

Business and human rights dialogues

Author: Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

- Bob Corcoran - Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, General Electric...Discusses: Getting started and showing leadership in integrating human rights into business management. "...[Our] statement of principles on human rights...[has] been very...

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5 August 2010

Colombia's Cerrejon: four contractors die in accident

Author: Reuters

Colombia's biggest coal exporter Cerrejon [joint venture Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Xstrata] said...that four contractors had been killed and 12 others injured while repairing a coal-storage silo...Colombia is the world's fifth largest coal...

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7 July 2010

DanWatch report on social & environmental impacts of Cerrejón coal mine in Colombia

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In May 2010 DanWatch issued a report on the alleged negative social & environmental impacts of the Cerrejon coal mine in northern Colombia, which supplies coal to DONG Energy and Vattenfall: The Curse of Coal...DONG Energy provided a response to...

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