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Ominous Outlook for the UN Norms

ERI [EarthRights International] hereby calls on John Ruggie to: - Give Due Consideration to the Norms... - Address Binding Accountability for Corporations... - Clarify the International Standard for Corporate Complicity... - Maintain a Broad Approach to Standards for Corporate Accountability... - Ensure Broad Consultation and Transparency... Unfortunately, the interim report suggests that the final report will not include any substantive changes or even suggestions for changes in the accountability gap that led to this process and thus, the SRSG will not be able to meet his mandate. However, miracles may happen, and hopefully the SRSG will listen to the calls of civil society, change his focus and use the experience of the representatives that came before him to lead us to common binding international standards.

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Commentary by EarthRights International on interim report by John Ruggie, UN Special Representative on business & human rights

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