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Member of European Parliament Richard Howitt calls for faster implementation of UN Guiding Principles on business & human rights

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8 May 2012

Expert Conference: Business and Human Rights - Principles to Practice

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business

One of the keynote speeches was delivered by Richard Howitt MEP, the European Parliament's Rapporteur on Corporate Social Responsibility...[He] argues that although the Guiding Principles have transformed the debate on corporate responsibility in Brussels, the European Union is suffering from its own failure of policy coherence in major areas where it could and should be promoting Business and Human Rights.

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7 May 2012

[PDF] Speech of Richard Howitt MEP, European Parliament Rapporteur on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to the EU Danish Presidency Conference "Business and Human Rights - Principles to Practice"

Author: Richard Howitt MEP

…[L]et me restrict my comments to three points:…where the Guiding Principles have taken forward the debate in Europe;…the need to take that coherence in to our own decision-making;… and an attempt to describe what will happen if we fail to act on the principles.

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