UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights

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1 January 2012

Smart Mix [Interview with Mary Robinson]

Author: Kathryn Dovey, Institute for Human Rights and Business

The starting point for any conversation and the most important development is that there is now a global standard. The UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework and the Guiding Principles set the baseline for conversations about corporate...

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1 January 2012

Submissions to UN Working Group on business & human rights in advance of first session (16-20 Jan) - over 75 submissions by govts., NGOs, companies & others

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1 January 2012

Why human rights are our business

Author: Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto was one of the first companies to publish a human rights policy and to develop practical human rights guidance for employees…[W]e are evolving our approach to continue to improve our human rights performance…Debra Valentine, Group executive,...

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1 January 2012

[DOC] Human Rights Maturity Model

Author: Canadian Human Rights Commission

The Commission believes that respect for human rights is valuable in and of itself, and that widespread respect for these rights is a mark of a healthy, mature and prosperous society. The reality of achieving a human rights culture in the workplace...

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1 January 2012

[DOC] Special Issue 2012, Business and Human Rights

Author: Essex Human Rights Review

The special issue will contribute to the discussion on responsibilities of businesses and states in light of the relationship between business and human rights. The EHRR [Essex Human Rights Review] welcomes articles and book reviews examining the...

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1 January 2012
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1 January 2012

[PDF] Business, Women’s and Children’s Rights

Author: National Human Rights Commission of the Philippines and the Canadian Human Rights Commission on behalf of the ICC Working Group on Business and Human Rights

This Fact Sheet is intended to promote awareness and engagement of National Human Rights Institutions on business and human rights with a specific focus on women’s and children’s rights.

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1 January 2012
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1 January 2012

[PDF] Engaging in the Universal Periodic Review process and follow-up on business and human rights

Author: Canadian Human Rights Commission in collaboration with the Ghana Commission on Human rights and Administrative Justice, the Scottish Human Rights Commission and the Danish Institute for Human Rights on behalf of the ICC Working Group on Business and Human Rights

This Fact Sheet is intended to promote awareness and engagement of NHRIs [National Human Rights Institutions] on business and human rights issues in the second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

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1 January 2012

[PDF] Human Rights Communication on Progress Guidance

Author: UN Global Compact

The Guiding Principles and the corporate responsibility to respect human rights apply to all business enterprises...and regardless of whether or not a company is a participant of the Global Compact. Businesses aspiring to GC Advanced status are,...

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