ESCR-Net Collective Report on Business and Human Rights - 2008

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1 June 2008

ESCR-Net Collective Report on Business and Human Rights - 2008

Author: International Network for Economic, Social & Cultural Rights

ESCR-Net’s Corporate Accountability Working Group is pleased to announce the release of its Collective Report on Business and Human Rights. Presented directly to Members of the 8th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva during the first week of June 2008...this Collective Report surveys 159 cases of alleged human rights abuses by, or involving, companies in order to illuminate the scope of these incidents, analyze existing gaps in the protection of human rights in the context of business, and offer recommendations to the United Nations on how to strengthen business accountability to human rights. [link to the full report is available at the bottom of the page]

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1 June 2008

[PDF] Collective Report on Business and Human Rights - - Submission to the 8th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

Author: International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) - Corporate Accountability Working Group

This Collective Report on Business and Human Rights aims to bring light to situations in which companies have harmed the enjoyment of human rights. Prepared with the collaboration of 40 civil society organizations around the world, this report surveys cases of alleged human rights abuses by, or involving, companies from a wide range of documented situations in order to illuminate the scope of these incidents...Further, the report analyzes existing gaps in the protection of human rights in the context of business...

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Author: Réseau international pour les droits économiques, sociaux et culturels (Réseau-DESC)

Ce Rapport collectif sur les entreprises et les droits humains vise à mettre en lumière des situations où des entreprises ont porté atteinte à la jouissance de droits humains. Élaboré avec la collaboration de trentesept organisations de la société civile du monde entier, ce rapport réunit des dénonciations de cas réels d’abus commis par des entreprises...De plus, le rapport analyse les lacunes existant en matière de protection des droits humains dans le contexte commercial...

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