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22 April 2014

South African companies call for more training & engagement on business and human rights

Author: National Business Initiative/UN Global Compact South Africa

75 representatives of companies from different business sectors and civil society in South Africa recently came together for training on human rights...[F]ramed within the United Nations Guiding Principles on Human Rights...[the trainings] occurred in...

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8 April 2014

Operationalising the UN Guiding Principles [UK]

Author: UN Global Compact Network UK & twentyfifty

[London, UK, 3-4 Jul] Organised by the UN Global Compact Network UK and facilitated by twentyfifty, 'Operationalising the UN Guiding Principles' is a two-day business and human rights workshop, aimed at those who are tasked with leading their company...

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7 April 2014

2014 Venice School of Human Rights [Venice, 27 Jun - 5 Jul]

Author: European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation

The EIUC Venice School of Human Rights will update participants on the state of the art debate on human rights issues and stimulate their reflection on the current challenges faced by human rights actors worldwide. After an introduction on current...

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7 April 2014

Short Human Rights Course at Middlesex – including half a day on “Business and Human Rights” [UK]

Author: Nadia Bernaz (Middlesex University), Rights as Usual

The intensive course “Confidence Crisis in Human Rights: Implications for the UK” will be held from 30 June to 4 July 2014 at Middlesex University School of Law, London...The course will cover issues such as: the UK attitude towards to the European...

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4 April 2014

Bringing the Business and Human Rights Agenda to Higher Education in Africa

Author: Masha Baraza, Director, African Centre for Business & Human Rights (Kenya)

In the last few decades, a clear shift in emphasis has been apparent within the human rights discourse in much of Africa. Attention has moved from an exclusively state-centric approach focusing on the obligation of states to promote and protect human...

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3 April 2014

ETJN Summer School 18-21 September 2014 [UK]

Author: University of Essex Transitional Justice Network & Business and Human Rights Project

[T]he ETJN and the Essex Business and Human Rights Project (EBHR) will be running the III transitional justice Summer School between 18 and 21 September 2014. The summer school will consider the various ways that transitional justice processes and...

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1 April 2014

On the Horizon - A practical bulletin on what is ahead in the field of business & human rights [PDF]

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[This issue covers activities from, about, or taking place in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, China, Cambodia, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Kenya, Liberia, Myanmar, Malawi, Palestine, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone,...

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31 March 2014

Identifying and investigating cases of forced labour and trafficking [Italy]

Author: International Training Centre of the ILO

[5 May 2014, Turin, Italy] The training course is open to labour inspectors, police officers, and prosecutors, as well as other individuals who may encounter forced labour in the course of their work, such as social auditors, health and safety...

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31 March 2014

[PDF] Danish National Action Plan March 2014 – implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: Danish Govt.

The work of the Danish Government on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights is to a large extent based on the recommendations from the Danish Council for Corporate Responsibility...The purpose of this National...

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25 March 2014

Lecture on “Corporate Crimes and the ICC” at Summer School in Galway 16-20 June 2014 [Ireland]

Author: Nadia Bernaz (Middlesex University), Rights as Usual

The annual International Criminal Court Summer School at the National University of Ireland (Galway) will take place on 16-20 June 2014...Participants are provided with a detailed working knowledge of the establishment of the Court, its structures and...

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