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25 November 2019

New discussion paper on mandatory human rights due diligence - includes perspectives from business, government and civil society

Author: Shift

"Let's talk mandatory measures", Fall 2019 [M]andatory measures have not been a central part of the mix considered by states in the initial years of UNGPs implementation... That is now changing, particularly in Europe. A growing number of states are...

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25 November 2019

Opening Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Author: Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

[A]lthough more and more companies are recognizing their corporate responsibility to respect human rights – and are implementing human rights due diligence – we are still seeing unprincipled business practices, which continue to generate preventable...

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21 November 2019

Governments urged to improve record on business & human rights ahead of UN Forum

Author: UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

Governments are failing in their duty to protect people from human rights abuses by business and cannot put off action any longer, UN human rights experts have warned ahead of the largest global gathering on business and human rights. ...

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12 November 2019

Over 50 academics & experts sign open letter to Italian govt. institutions on issue of business & human rights

Author: Proponents and Scientific Co-Directors of the "Business and Human Rights" Summer School & other signatories

With this Open Letter, we wish to express our appreciation as to the inclusion by the Italian Government in its work programme of the objective of achieving a "Green New Deal" (Para 7) aimed at rethinking the relationship between economic development,...

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5 November 2019

Australia: Civil liberties groups and business speak out over PM's proposal to ban protesters boycotting companies

Civil society groups and business speak out against proposals of the Morrison government to stop protesters boycotting companies they oppose. 

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31 October 2019

Thailand: Govt. adopts National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

Author: Rights and Liberties Protection Department (Thailand)

"Thailand has adopted the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights as 'the first country in Asia'", 30 Oct 2019...

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30 October 2019
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Author: Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos (CIEDH), Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA), Oxfam México, Proyecto de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales (ProDESC), Proyecto sobre Organización, Desarrollo, Educación e Investigación (PODER). El Grupo Focal está observado por Asociación Interamericana de Derecho Ambiental (AIDA) y acompañado por Brigadas Internacionales de Paz (PBI)

“Urge corregir el proceso y contenido del PNDH”, 30 de octubre de 2019...

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18 October 2019

Australia: BHRRC supports the New South Wales modern slavery reporting regime and recommends it is brought into effect

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has published its submission to the Inquiry of the New South Wales Parliament into the (NSW) Modern Slavery Act....

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7 July 2019

Thailand: Groups fear that Thai NAP won't impose binding obligations for companies

Author: Pravit Rojanaphruk, Khaosod English

"National Action Plan for Human Rights and Businesses won't be mandatory," 29 June 2019...

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7 July 2019

Thailand: Thai BHR Network calls on govt to release an effective, inclusive, & implementable NAP

Author: Manushya Foundation & Thai BHR Network

"Thailand: National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP-BHR) must regulate corporate activity to guarantee business respect human rights, including for Thai companies operating abroad", 27 June 2019...

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