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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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23 July 2013
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Author: Dilberto Trujillo Dussán, RIDH (Suiza)

Hoy que el mundo es cada día más global y que el mercado…[pone] las reglas de juego…se hace necesario de manera urgente elaborar normas que protejan a los ciudadanos, consumidores, trabajadores y pueblos indígenas de los abusos que puedan surgir de la...

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1 July 2013

Amicus Brief filed in case against mining company El Cerrejón [Colombia]

Author: Colombian Caravana UK Lawyers Group and Bar Human Rights Committee (UK)

…Cerrejón…[part of Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Xstrata] is one of the largest open-cast coal mines in the world. However since beginning operations, it has been accused of infringing the rights of local people, including indigenous groups...

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20 June 2013

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Middle East – Conference Agenda and Presentations

Author: The Protection Project, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (USA)

The Protection Project at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies organized a two-day conference (June 19-20, 2013) on “Corporate Social Responsibility in the Middle East,” bringing together business representatives, law...

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12 June 2013

Egypt placed on ILO blacklist due to receding workers' freedoms

Author: Ahram (Egypt)

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has short-term blacklisted Egypt citing the government violates the workers’ freedom standards... Al-Ahram added that ILO’s experts committee on Egypt has received several complaints submitted by the country...

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6 June 2013

Why IOCs are paying attention to soft law on human rights

Author: Stephanie Lomax, Herbert Smith Freehills

Soft law…can provide…guidance on how to incorporate human rights practices into business models...[N]ational contracting agencies may increasingly take into account human rights factors when assessing bids…Furthermore, some states already seek to...

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1 June 2013

[PDF] Calling for Corporate Accountability: A Guide to the 2011 OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Author: OECD Watch

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Glencore, POSCO, Shell, Statkraft and Ratiopharm to respond to certain allegations in the guide. Responses provided.] The guide is intended to help you understand how the dispute resolution mechanism...

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15 May 2013
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Author: Organização Internacional do Trabalho (OIT)

...“O diálogo social desempenha um papel fundamental para definir projetos de desenvolvimento social e econômico que assegurem a promoção dos direitos humanos, tanto no interior da empresa quanto no seu entorno”[segundo a]... Diretora do Escritório da...

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1 April 2013

[PDF] Please vote AGAINST Resolution 1 – The Director’s Annual Report and Accounts at National Express AGM on 9 May 2013

Author: Local Authority Pension Fund Forum; IBT (Intl. Brotherhood of Teamsters) General Fund; UNITE the Union (OSSF and UASPS Funds)

As fellow shareholders of National Express Group...we the undersigned investors are calling for a vote AGAINST Resolution 1 –The Director’s Annual Report and Accounts at the Annual General Meeting to be held on 9 May 2013 to signal the need for...

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