Global coalition of civil society organizations launch report on human rights due diligence & the role of states

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3 December 2012

[PDF] Global Partnership between Coalitions of Civil Society Organizations Launch Report on Human Rights Due Diligence and the Role of States

Author: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) & European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ)

The International Experts commissioned [for this report] included Professor Olivier De Schutter, Professor Anita Ramasastry, Mark B. Taylor and Robert C. Thompson.

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[E]l informe Human Rights Due Diligence: The Role of States elaborado por la Corporate Accountability International Roundtable (ICAR) junto con la European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ) y la Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA)...se basa en una serie de consultas mundiales con profesionales del derecho, académicos y expertos de todo el mundo y examina cómo los Estados están utilizando su autoridad reguladora para exigir la debida diligencia en cuanto a derechos humanos...y tiene por objeto establecer el grado en que los sistemas jurídicos de los Estados garantizan el respeto de las empresas a las normas establecidas y sugerir a los responsables políticos una serie de opciones normativas que pudieran usar para garantizar que las empresas respeten los derechos humanos...El informe plantea al menos cuatro enfoques reguladores principales...Exigir la debida diligencia como una cuestión de cumplimiento de la normativa; Proporcionar incentivos y beneficios a las empresas, a cambio de poder demostrar su buen comportamiento; Establecer mecanismos de transparencia y divulgación; y la combinación de uno o más de los enfoques anteriores.

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13 February 2013

ICAR interviews Professor Anita Ramasastry one of the author of the Human Right Due Diligence Project

Author: European Coalition for Corporate Justice

A brief interview with Professor Anita Ramasatry, one of the authors of a report commissioned by the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ), and the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA). The report was titled "Human Rights Due Diligence: the Role of States," and builds off of a set of global consultations with legal practitioners, academics and experts from around the world to examine how States are using their regulatory authority to mandate due diligence for human rights or areas akin to human rights, such as environmental protection and workplace health and safety.

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1 April 2013

The Human Rights Due Diligence Project: Database of Due Diligence Regulations

Author: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, European Coalition for Corporate Justice, Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability

The Human Rights Due Diligence Project set out to understand how governments could use their regulatory authority to mandate or encourage businesses to engage in human rights due diligence activity, a component of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The Report surveyed legal experts from around the world, and resulted in the collection of over 100 examples of existing State practice with regard to due diligence in areas analogous to or including human rights. This searchable database includes all examples identified, indexed by country and characteristic features.

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