[PDF] Closing the Governance Gaps - Submission to the UN “Protect, Respect, Remedy” Framework – Expert Multi-Stakeholder Consultation Berlin, January 2010

Author: Oxfam Australia, Published on: 1 January 2010

This submission to the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) for Business and Human Rights is a contribution to the Expert Multi-Stakeholder Consultation to which we were invited but are unable to attend...Our advocacy work has a strong focus on the issue of business and human rights. Our mining advocacy program is a component of this work...This submission is based on our experiences and observations of the responses of the Australian Government and the Australian mining sector to the Framework and matters it raises...In Oxfam Australia’s experience, the role of the Framework in developing mining company policy and practice is mixed. Among leading companies, the Framework is recognised as the reference point against which companies will be judged...Interestingly, it may be the financial services sector, via loans and the provision of financial services in support of mining investment, that is best placed to apply the Framework...[refers to ANZ Bank]

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Related companies: ANZ Bank