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13 December 2019

France: Report examines whether Duty of Vigilance law incentivises companies to improve human rights reporting

As part of a two-phase study, Shift examined whether the French Duty of Vigilance Law had any influence on the maturity of the companies’ public disclosure, as measured against the expectations of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ...

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13 December 2019

New company survey & report urges European companies & states to step up efforts to identify & address risks to defenders

Human rights and environmental defenders play a key role in holding companies and states accountable for business-related human rights violations and environmental degradation. However, defenders are increasingly defamed, harassed and killed for...

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13 December 2019

New handbook looks at role of human rights impact assessments in addressing adverse impacts of business activities

Author: The Danish Institute for Human Rights

"New Handbook offers insights on how to address the impacts of business activities on human rights", 2 Dec 2019...

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11 December 2019

Reflections on the 8th U.N. Forum on Business and Human Rights--Part II

Author: Larry Catá Backer

[The] drive toward the legalization of the 2nd Pillar corporate responsibility actually produces a new sort of imperial system with human rights at its center and a confederation of [...] states which formed the family of "civilized nations" as they...

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11 December 2019

Thailand: Following suspension of US trade benefits, rights groups urge legal reforms to ensure full enjoyment of worker freedoms

Author: Intl. Labor Rights Forum, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), Be Slavery Free, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, and others

"Statement on U.S. Government Decision to Suspend Thailand’s Trade Preferences Due to Worker Rights Issues"...

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11 December 2019

UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights, UN Special Rapporteur on defenders & civil society jointly stress need to prevent attacks on defenders

Author: UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders & group of civil society organizations

"Time to act: Protect defenders who speak up against business impact on people and planet", 10 Dec 2019...

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10 December 2019
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Author: Cooperaccion (Perú)

“Líderes y lideresas del corredor minero del sur andino presentan sus propuestas al Ministerio de Justicia para ser incorporadas en el Plan Nacional de Acción sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos”- 5 de diciembre de 2019...

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10 December 2019

On Int'l Human Rights Day, Filipino business leaders are called to speak up for human rights

Author: Bennett Freeman, Chair of the Global Witness Advisory Board, in Business World

"Business and human rights", 08 Dec 2019...

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9 December 2019
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Author: Ioanna Schimizzi, Paperjam (Luxembourg)

« Un pacte pour les droits de l'Homme en entreprise », 8 décembre 2019...

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9 December 2019
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Author: AKI – Arbeitskreis Kirchlicher Investoren in der evangelischen Kirche in Deutschland, EKD

Unternehmensverantwortung in einer globalisierten Welt Für eine gesetzliche Regelung menschenrechtlicher und umweltbezogener Sorgfaltspflichten ...

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