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17 April 2013

[DOC] General comment No. 16 (2013)On State obligations regarding the impact of the business sector on children’s rights

Author: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

The Committee on the Rights of the Child recognizes that the business sector’s impact on children’s rights has grown in past decades...Business can be an essential driver for societies and economies to advance in ways that strengthen the realization...

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21 March 2013

ICJ hails step towards protection of children against business abuses

Author: Intl. Commission of Jurists (ICJ)

The ICJ welcomes the adoption by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child of a General comment on State obligations regarding the impact of the business sector on children’s rights. The ICJ stresses the Committee is the first UN human rights...

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18 March 2013

General Comment of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on State Obligations regarding the Impact of the Business Sector on Children’s Rights

Author: Nadia Bernaz, Rights as Usual

On 15 March 2013, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child adopted General Comment No 16 on State obligations regarding the impact of the business sector on children’s rights…“[B]usiness can be an essential driver for societies…However, the...

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1 December 2012

[DOC] The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child’s forthcoming General Comment on State Obligations regarding the Impact of Business on Child Rights

Author: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child...is releasing a "General Comment on State Obligations regarding the Impact of Business on Child Rights" in early 2013...It will include guidance to States on the measures of implementation they are required...

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17 October 2012

Powerpoint presentation on children's rights and business - General Comment on Child Rights and the Business Sector

Author: Save the Children

A Powerpoint presentation by Save the Children about consultations with children and adolescents that gives some background on the drafting process of the General Comment on Child Rights and the Business Sector. This presentation can be used as a...

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14 October 2012

[PDF] Child rights and the business sector: Urging states and private companies to meet their obligations

Author: International Institute for the Rights of the Child

The focus of this international seminar is to raise awareness and discuss ways and means to enhance the protection of the rights of the child in a business environment...The second part of the meeting will be devoted to the activities and...

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1 October 2012

Doing good work for us children. Children and Adolescent’s Contributions to the draft General Comment on Child Rights and Business Sector

Author: Save the Children

A report from Save the Children on the extensive consultations held with children and young people from Asia, Latin America and Africa concerning the draft General Comment on Child Rights and the Business Sector. The express aim of the consultations...

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11 September 2012

[PDF] Child rights and the business sector: Urging states and private companies to meet their obligations

Author: International Institute for the Rights of the Child

The focus of this international seminar is to raise awareness and discuss ways and means to enhance the protection of the rights of the child in a business environment...The second part of the meeting will be devoted to the activities and...

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11 July 2012

Call for submission on Draft One of the Committee on the Rights of the Child's General Comment on Child Rights and Business Sector

Author: Committee on the Rights of the Child

[T]he Committee [on the Rights of the Child] is in the process of producing a General Comment on Child Rights and Business that will aim to provide States Parties with a framework for implementation of the Convention as a whole with regard to the...

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2 May 2012

[DOC] Human Rights Watch Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on Child Rights and the Business Sector

Author: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Committee on the Rights of the Child for its General Comment on child rights and the business sector. Human Rights Watch has carried out extensive research on business and human...

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