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1 September 2004

Report by Intl. Network for Economic, Social & Cultural Rights to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on human rights responsibilities of business

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1 September 2004
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Author: Rights and Accountability in Development; World University Service (German Committee)-Forum Menschenrechte; Réseau international pour les droits économiques, sociaux et culturels (Réseau-DESC)

Il existe de nombreuses initiatives visant à établir des principes directeurs censés régir l’activité des entreprises, y compris celles qui concernent le respect des droits humains en termes généraux...Ces initiatives et codes à caractère volontaire,...

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1 September 2004

[PDF] Joint Submission to OHCHR [Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights] on the Human Rights Responsibilities of Business

Author: Rights and Accountability in Development; World University Service (German Committee)-Forum Menschenrechte; International Network for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

There are many initiatives today that set guidelines for company activities, including the observance of human rights in general terms...However, whether unique to a particular company or adopted sector-wide, voluntary initiatives and codes often lack...

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1 September 2004
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Author: Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID); World University Service (Comité alemán)-Forum Menschenrechte; Red Internacional para los Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales (Red-DESC)

Son muchas las iniciativas que actualmente definen pautas para las actividades de las empresas, incluyendo el respeto de los derechos humanos en general...Las iniciativas voluntarias pueden funcionar en el caso de las empresas bien intencionadas, pero...

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1 September 2004

[PDF] Submission from the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia [to UN consultation on business & human rights]

Author: Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

...the Norms already represent a big leap forward in the field of international human rights standards for TNCs. Their traits of being tailored, universal, comprehensive and authoritative set them apart from all other initiatives and this in itself has...

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31 August 2004

Mining Ombudsman Annual Report 2004

Author: Ingrid Macdonald, Mining Ombudsman, Oxfam Community Aid Abroad

The 2004 Mining Ombudsman Annual Report examines why the Australian mining industry needs an independent complaints mechanism and what it would look like. It details progress in cases from Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Indonesia and Fiji...

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16 August 2004

Haiti: Scandal of workers who make Levi's

Author: Miranda Moore, New Nation

Grupo M [a supplier to Levi Strauss]...has issued a statement assuring workers [who were fired in June allegedly for unionising activities] that they will be allowed to return to the production line in the new Codevi free trade zone...It is, perhaps,...

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30 July 2004

[PDF] Draft Framework for Inputs to OHCHR Report on Human Rights Responsibilities of Business

Author: Rights & Accountability in Development; World University Service (German Committee)-Forum Menschenrechte; International Network for Economic, Social, & Cultural Rights

There are many initiatives today that set guidelines for company activities, including the observance of human rights in general terms...However, whether unique to a particular company or adopted sector-wide, voluntary initiatives and codes often lack...

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22 July 2004

full report: "Help Wanted: Abuses against Female Migrant Domestic Workers in Indonesia and Malaysia"

Author: Human Rights Watch

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22 July 2004

Human Rights Watch: Widespread abuse of Indonesian domestic workers in Malaysia

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