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Consultation on operationalising Ruggie framework - Geneva, 5-6 Oct 2009

OHCHR Consultation - Geneva, 5-6 Oct 2009

On 5-6 October 2009, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) held a consultation: "Operationalizing the framework for business and human rights presented by the Special Representative" -- the "Protect, Respect, Remedy" framework [PDF] proposed by Special Representative Ruggie in his 2008 report to the UN Human Rights Council.

- [DOC] Draft agenda & registration details
- Announcement

- [PDF] Opening remarks by UN Special Representative John Ruggie
[DOC] Opening statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay

Submissions, presentation/remarks & commentary

- Submissions by AquaFed, BankTrack, Bi-regional Europe-Latin America and Caribbean Enlanzando Alternativas Network, Corporate Accountability International, CRED, El Instituto Mexicano para el Desarrollo Comunitario, Human Rights Advocates, Intl. Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN), Intl. Indian Treaty Council (IITC), OECD Watch, SOMO

- [PDF] Presentation by CORE (Corporate Responsibility) Coalition (UK)

- [DOC] Submission by Human Rights Advocates (USA) - part 1
- [DOC] Submission by Human Rights Advocates (USA) - part 2

- Submission by Intl. Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)
     - in English [PDF]
     - en français [PDF]
     - en español [PDF]

- [PDF] Submission by Nomogaia Foundation (USA)

- Commentary & [PDF] remarks by Ebele Okobi-Harris, Director of Business & Human Rights Program, Yahoo!

- Commentary by Prof. Larry Catá Becker, Penn State Univ. (USA)

Further submissions & commentary may be sent to [email protected]

Side event

"Follow the money – How companies are impacting human rights: corruption, payments to rebels, inequitable contracts, tax avoidance, transfer-pricing" - co organised by Global Witness, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre