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10 December 2013

[PDF] Businesses across the Middle East must put human rights above the bottom line - New report lifts the lid on the business practices of dozens of companies operating across the Middle East

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Arabic and French versions below] Companies operating across the Middle East must uphold human rights according to a new report by an international human rights organisation. The new report, released today in Arabic, English and French by the...

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2 December 2013

[PDF] Interim Briefing: National Action Plans (NAPs) on Business and Human Rights

Author: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) & Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR)

[M]any governments struggle to ensure that their duty to protect human rights translates into effective measures to ensure that businesses respect the rights of individuals, communities, and societies in practice…This duty extends to all organs of the...

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1 November 2013
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Author: Sustentia (España) y Fundación DIS (Colombia)

Cuaderno-Guía de los Principios Rectores ONU sobre Empresa y Derechos Humanos. Puerta de Entrada es cronológicamente el último de los documentos redactados por Sustentia Innovación Social en el marco del proyecto “Capacitación y Diálogo sobre el marco...

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9 October 2013

Intl. Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) launches new report on using US securities law for human rights disclosure

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9 October 2013

[PDF] "Knowing and Showing": Using US Securities Law to Compel Human Rights Disclosure

Author: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR)

This paper argues that human rights are materially relevant to corporate securities reporting and encourages the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to guide businesses in reporting material human rights information in their periodic and...

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8 October 2013

Report Outlines How Nissan in Canton Violates Workers’ Human Rights Standards to Organize and Bargain Collectively (USA)

Author: Derrick Johnson (Mississippi National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP) & Lance Compa (international labour law scholar) - report commissioned by United Auto Workers (UAW)

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Nissan to respond. Nissan response provided] A...report by Mississippi NAACP President Derrick Johnson and international labor law expert Lance Compa...shows that Nissan in Canton, Miss., is in...

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23 September 2013

Responsible Investment Reporting Requirements Frequently Asked Questions [USA & Myanmar]

Author: US Department of State

These FAQs are intended to provide guidance to individuals or corporations seeking to invest in Burma…The Department of State will use information collected to evaluate and better calibrate U.S. policy in light of increased economic engagement with...

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6 September 2013
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Author: Giorgio Trucchi, Rel-UITA

…[El] Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Industria del Banano…afiliado a la recién constituida Federación de Sindicatos de Trabajadores de la Agroindustria…ha denunciado repetidos episodios de violación a la legislación laboral y de hostigamiento contra...

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2 September 2013
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Author: Dilberto Trujillo Dussán, Investigador Empresas y Derechos Humanos, RIDH (Suiza)

…[La] Comisión Europea…dice…que la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (RSE) puede contribuir a conseguir objetivos como el de “mayor respeto a los derechos humanos…y unas normas laborales básicas.”…[y que la] “responsabilidad social de las empresas ...

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1 September 2013

UK National Action Plan Implementing UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office

On 4 Sep 2013, the UK Govt. released its National Action Plan to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights. The action plan "embodies [the UK's] commitment to protect human rights by helping UK companies understand and manage...

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