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1 July 2011

[PDF] One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Credit Suisse, UBS and Human Rights

Author: Andreas Missbach, Fabian Jucker, Berne Declaration

Based on the work of John Ruggie, UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, and an analysis of financing in high-risk areas, we examined the dealings of both major Swiss banks regarding this important subject. We came to the...

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30 June 2011

[PDF] Minding the Gap: Global Finance and Human Rights

Author: Mary Dowell-Jones and David Kinley, Ethics and International Affairs

[The particular dimension of interactions between finance and human rights has, by and large, been a blank space. In this article the authors…seek to bridge the gap in understanding, perspective and practice between the two fields by investigating...

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30 June 2011

[PDF] The U.N. “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework: Applications of the Framework

Author: UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for business and human rights has identified instances of applications of the U.N. “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework, in whole or in part, as a resource for those looking for...

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30 May 2011

[PDF] Presentation of Report to United Nations Human Rights Council

Author: Professor John G. Ruggie, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Business and Human Rights

In this, my final presentation as Special Representative, I am pleased to report that multilateralism works. Human Rights Council Special Procedures can make a significant difference even where discord and contention once prevailed. My mandate on...

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1 May 2011
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1 April 2011

[PDF] Governing Mining in Africa: African Perspectives, State Initiatives and International Standards

Author: Bas Bijlsma, Niza/ActionAid, as part of project of International Alliance on Natural Resources in Africa

The experience of the past shows that Africa has not successfully managed to translate its vast resource endowments into State revenue and eventually sustainable development. In this context, this report seeks to contribute to the debate by briefly...

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8 March 2011

[PDF] From Resource Nationalism to John Ruggie’s Guidelines: The Changing Expectations of Mining Companies in West Africa and New Pathways to Successful Investments

Author: Macleod Dixon

Growing trend towards simplifying bureaucracy, increasing transparency...and considering the mineral value chain in socio-economic development...West African governments believe profits are not shared equitably in high price period...Engagement of...

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17 February 2011

[PDF] Equator Principles Strategic Review: Final Report

Author: Suellen Lazarus & Alan Feldbaum, ERM

The Equator Principles (EP) Association is embarking on a Strategic Review process with the purpose of developing a five-year strategic vision to ensure the Equator Principles continue to be the “gold standard” in environmental and social risk...

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20 January 2011

Business groups spurred to improve complaints systems

Author: Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Vice Chairman, UN Global Compact Board

Sir, John Ruggie (Letters, January 19) is absolutely correct in his response to Amnesty International’s criticism of the United Nations “protect, respect, remedy” framework for business and human rights which he developed after an extremely thorough...

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1 January 2011

UK: Equality & Human Rights Commission publishes business & human rights guide for small businesses

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