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The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

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Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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10 December 2012

Institute for Human Rights and Business publishes 4th annual list of business & human rights issues

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10 December 2012

The 2013 Top Ten List of Business and Human Rights Issues was published by the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) on International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2012

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business

1. Embedding respect for human rights across all business relationships...2. Expanding action to combat forced labour and human trafficking...3. Tackling challenges of dual-use internet-based technologies that may undermine privacy rights and freedom...

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5 December 2012

[PDF] Diplomatic note

Author: Permanent Mission of the Unites States of America to the UN in Geneva

This Note is...in response to the...questionnaire from the Working Group, soliciting information on State practices in the sphere of business and human rights...The US government is committed to the GPs, as evidenced...through the integration of human...

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1 December 2012

[PDF] Developing Corporate Human Rights Policies and the Role of Legal Counsel

Author: Cheryl Joseph, Stanford Law School, and Julia Cherlow, Stanford Law School for UN Global Compact Human Rights Working Group

This Good Practice Note aims: (1) to illustrate how transnational corporations’ (TNCs) inhouse corporate counsel are perfectly situated to propel their corporations to adopt practices that ensure respect for human rights; and (2) to encourage this...

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1 December 2012

[PDF] Financing Human Rights Abuse: The Role of Public and Private Financial Institutions

Author: BankTrack, ECA Watch, Center for Intl. Environmental Law

A complex range of public and private institutions provide financing for both corporate and state activity that is associated with human rights abuse. These financial institutions present an opportunity for the widespread dissemination and...

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19 November 2012

[PDF] United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, December 2012

Author: Australian Lawyers for Human Rights

We set out below some comments of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) which we hope the Australian Government will find helpful in its preparation for the Forum on Busrness and Human Rights (the Forum) to be held in Geneva on 4-5 December 2012.

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31 October 2012

The Development of Socially Responsible Investment in China

Author: Poland Li, CSR Asia

In China, SRI [socially responsible investment] is still in an embryonic stage, but with the rapid development of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and the positive experience of overseas markets, SRI is gradually increasing in China too. Time...

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18 October 2012

[PDF] The Business and Human Rights Review - Autumn 2012 - Issue 1

Author: Allen & Overy

The Business and Human Rights Review, published by Allen & Overy LLP’s Human Rights Working Group, seeks to...[provide] a forum for debate between business, academia, private practice lawyers, NGOs and international bodies. The inaugural issue...

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26 September 2012

Banking on sustainability: is the financial sector doing enough?

Author: Roger Cowe, Guardian [UK]

[T]he financial sector [is] still facing the challenge of how to contribute meaningfully to sustainable development instead of returning to (unsustainable) business as usual when the crisis is...behind us...But there are some positive developments....

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21 August 2012

Business Measuring Up on Human Rights [Australia]

Author: WME Environment Business Magazine [Australia]

The unanimous endorsement of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights framework by the United Nations...supported by the federal government, was a game changer...As Australian Human Rights Commissioner Catherine Branson QC said: “Australian...

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