UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights

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25 October 2011

[DOC] Europe Finally Means Responsible Business - MEP

Author: Richard Howitt MEP, European Parliament Rapporteur on Corporate Social Responsibility

Europe is finally taking responsibility for the responsibility of its businesses with the publication...of a new Communication on Corporate Social Responsibility, according to the longstanding Euro MP who is himself responsible for taking it forward....

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20 October 2011

[video] Cross-Cutting Session 5 – UNEP Finance Initiative: 2011 Global Roundtable

Author: UNEP Finance Initiative

[Transcript] Mary Robinson: I am delighted that there is a Business & Human rights session during this UNEP Roundtable meeting...Taking human rights seriously is good for development...Current climate is undermining the chances of the poorest…The...

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19 October 2011

Teaching Business and Human Rights: Challenges and Opportunities

Author: Anthony Ewing, Columbia Univ. & Logos Consulting, on Institute for Human Rights and Business

Demand for university and professional business and human rights education is growing…As new courses are developed…business and human rights is taking shape as an academic discipline…In May, Columbia University brought together twenty instructors at...

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19 October 2011

[PDF] Statement by the Thun Group of banks on the “Guiding principles for the implementation of the United Nations ‘protect, respect and remedy’ framework” on human rights

Author: Barclays, Credit Suisse, UBS, UniCredit

The “Guiding Principles” bring a welcome profile and degree of clarity to the human rights and business agenda. They provide a blueprint for companies to show that they respect human rights, and reduce the risk of causing or contributing to human...

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18 October 2011
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Author: Red Española del Pacto Mundial de Naciones Unidas, Fundación Carolina, Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación [España]

Martes, 18 de octubre...10:30 horas...[en] CaixaForum – Madrid...[Ponentes incluyen:] D. Juan de la Mota, Presidente de la Red Española del Pacto Mundial...Gerald Pachoud, Consejero del Representante Especial...para Empresas y Derechos Humanos de...

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17 October 2011

Defining Compliance: Why Recent Developments in Law and Policy Should Matter to the Corporate Accountability Movement

Author: Mark B. Taylor, Senior Researcher at the Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies - remarks at the first meeting of the Intl. Corporate Accountability Roundtable (Washington DC, 8-9 Sep)

In the past twelve months, there have been developments in law and policy that are relevant for those pursuing an accountability agenda. These developments have occurred both in the U.S. and globally and are in part a result of the work of the...

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14 October 2011
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Author: Universidad Diego Portales

Debatieron representantes de la sociedad civil europea y chilena, junto a expertos internacionales y nacionales en una conferencia organizada por el Centro de DDHH UDP. Los principios rectores sobre empresas y derechos humanos del Representante...

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13 October 2011

Looking Ahead: Business and Human Rights - Challenges and Opportunities for the Coming Decade, Oct 18, Georgetown Univ. Law Center, Washington DC (USA)

Author: Georgetown Univ. Law Center

Join us for a lively discussion of the challenges facing governments and corporations in the decade ahead...[speakers are Scott Busby of the US State Dept., Ed Potter of Coca-Cola, Christine Bader, Nonresident Senior Fellow at Kenan Institute for...

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11 October 2011

Secretary-General Stresses Role of Businesses in Support of Human Rights

Author: UN Department of Public Information

This is the text of a video message by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Business and Human Rights for National Human Rights Institutions, taking place in Seoul from 11-13 October:...I am pleased to greet this...

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6 October 2011

[PDF] Cambodia: Land cleared for rubber rights bulldozed: The impact of rubber plantations by Socfin-KCD on indigenous communities in Bousra, Mondulkiri

Author: Intl. Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

Over the past years, [Economic land concessions] have dramatically increased in Cambodia and are the subject of severe criticisms by civil society organisations and international organisations for fuelling human rights abuses, for leading to the...

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