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19 Feb 2007

UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

[PDF] Prepared Remarks at Clifford Chance

The first step in my exploration was to map the international standards – legal and otherwise – that currently govern corporate activities in relation to human rights... The next phase of work will be to develop views and recommendations for consideration by the Human Rights Council... Tonight I want to touch on a few highlights of the mapping itself... I’ll mainly emphasize some of the legal dimensions... [refers to lawsuit against Unocal (now part of Chevron); submission by Intl. Chamber of Commerce, Intl. Organisation of Employers, Business & Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD]