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1 May 2009

Amnesty International UK

[DOC] Amnesty International UK: Memorandum of Evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Amnesty International recommends that far-reaching reforms are implemented to the legal and institutional framework in the UK...First, Amnesty International refers to the submission by the Corporate Responsibility (CORE) coalition, and supports the call for an independent UK Commission on Business, Human Rights and the Environment. Second, we argue that an overarching cohesive government approach to human rights must be implemented...Third, the UK should ensure clarity when discussing human rights and should not conflate human rights with corporate social responsibility (CSR). Fourth, it is argued that more can and should be done to assist those whose human rights have been abused by UK companies to gain access to effective remedies. [refers to Shell]

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Amnesty International UK: Memorandum of Evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights - The impact of UK-based mining companies on the Philippines, particularly focusing on the right to food