UN General Comment on child rights and business sector

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1 May 2012

[PDF] Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child Concerning the Draft General Comment on Child Rights and the Business Sector

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business

The development of a General Comment on the subject of child rights and the business sector is an important contribution to clarifying state obligations and to further embedding existing internationally agreed standards in this area...

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21 March 2012

CRC call for submissions on its Child Rights and Business General Comment

Author: Committee on the Rights of the Child

In its ongoing drafting process for this General Comment, the Committee has prepared an annotated outline to guide its further deliberations. In addition to multi-stakeholder consultations that it will be undertaking during April and May, the Committee...

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15 March 2012

Children's rights: why businesses should care more for children

Author: Annabel Short, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre in Guardian [UK]

[E]xamples demonstrate that almost every company has an impact on children...[M]any companies keep their initiatives to support children separate from their core business activities…[A] mining firm might highlight its investment in schools around its...

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14 March 2012

Children's Rights & Business Principles need to be matched by sustained civil society & media scrutiny of corporate practice & political, legal reforms, says Human Rights Watch

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