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UN Working Group on business & human rights - Commentaries

UN Working Group on business & human rights -
Commentaries on UN Working Group and its work

In early 2012, the UN Secretary-General called for input into a report on business & human rights and the UN system.  Submissions in response to this call for input made recommendations for action by the UN Working Group; they are available here.

See also "Submissions & interventions" to the Working Group.

 

Commentaries

 

Fédération internationale des droits de l'Homme (FIDH) & member orgs. from Africa, Americas, Asia: Lima Declaration on Human Rights and Business, (includes recommendations to UN Working Group), 27 Jul 2012

 

Intl. Commission of Jurists: High level discussion on advancing human rights and business in the Human Rights Council - summary note of the event, Jul 2012

 

IPIECA (International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association): IPIECA congratulates members of the new United Nations working group on human rights, 30 Sep 2011

 

International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH): UN Human Rights Council adopts Guiding Principles on business conduct, yet victims still waiting for effective remedies, 17 Jun 2011

 

Faris Natour, BSR (Business for Social Responsibility), in Business Ethics magazine: UN Council Endorses Principles on Business and Human Rights, 16 Jun 2011

 

Human Rights Watch: UN Human Rights Council: Weak Stance on Business Standards - Global Rules Needed, Not Just Guidance, 16 Jun 2011
  español: Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU: Débil posición con respecto a las normas sobre negocios, 16 junio 2011
  français : Conseil des droits de l’homme: Une prise de position insuffisante en matière de normes dans le monde des affaires, 16 juin 2011

 

Amnesty International: United Nations: A call for action to better protect the rights of those affected by business-related human rights abuses, 14 Jun 2011

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27 July 2012

Lima Declaration on Human Rights and Business

Author: Fédération internationale des droits de l'Homme (FIDH)

FIDH member organizations from Asia, Africa and the Americas meeting in Lima between 9 and 11 July 2012 in an international seminar “Human Rights and Business at Crossroads: Challenges and Perspectives” adopt the Lima Declaration on Human Rights and...

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1 July 2012

[PDF] High level discussion on advancing human rights and business in the Human Rights Council - summary note of the event

Author: Intl. Commission of Jurists

On the 21st June 2012, the ICJ held a parallel event to the 20th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council entitled ‘High Level Discussion on advancing Business and Human Rights in the Human Rights Council’…The event was convened in order to provide...

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17 June 2011

UN Human Rights Council adopts Guiding Principles on business conduct, yet victims still waiting for effective remedies

Author: Intl. Federation for Human Rights

“FIDH welcomes the creation of a working group, which mandate is focused on the dissemination and implementation of the Guiding Principles, but regrets that it fails to sufficiently address victims dire need to access effective remedies”, says Souhayr...

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16 June 2011
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Author: Human Rights Watch

Le Conseil des droits de l'homme de l'ONU est passé à côté d'une belle occasion d'agir pour lutter contre les atteintes aux droits humains dans le monde des affaires, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd'hui. Le 16 juin 2011, le Conseil a avalisé une...

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16 June 2011

UN Council Endorses Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: Faris Natour, Director - Human Rights, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), in Business Ethics magazine

The United Nations Human Rights Council today endorsed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights proposed by UN Special Representative John Ruggie...Going forward, with a new UN working group building capacity for and driving implementation...

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16 June 2011

UN Human Rights Council: Weak Stance on Business Standards - Global Rules Needed, Not Just Guidance

Author: Human Rights Watch

The UN Human Rights Council squandered an opportunity to take meaningful action to curtail business-related human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. The council...endorsed a set of "Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights" and...

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15 June 2011
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Author: Arvind Ganesan, Human Rights Watch

…El…Consejo refrendó…[los] "Principios rectores sobre empresas y derechos humanos"…[pero]…no estableció un mecanismo para…que se pongan en práctica…medidas básicas para proteger los derechos humanos estipuladas en…[ellos], señaló Human Rights Watch....

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14 June 2011

United Nations: A call for action to better protect the rights of those affected by business-related human rights abuses

Author: Amnesty International

Amnesty International urges UN member states to call for…a Special Procedure with a full mandate on business and human rights at the current session of the UN Human Rights Council…A strong Special Procedure is critical to…build on both the UN “Protect,...

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