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1 January 2011

[PDF] Business and Conflict Prevention: Towards a Framework for Action

Author: Brian Ganson, Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement, University of Stellenbosch Business School in Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

Practitioners, scholars and institutional actors focus on the predatory aspects of business in fragile environments (“business and conflict”), as well as on the need for private-sector engagement for jobs and security (“business and peace”). They have...

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1 January 2011

[PDF] G4S plc Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2011 - Securing Your World

Author: G4S

Since 2010, G4S has been directly involved in the development and launch of a new International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers, which sets out principles for security operations in so‑called “complex environments.”...[I]n order to...

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1 January 2011

[PDF] Global Agreements and Protect, Respect, Remedy

Author: Jim Baker, Council of Global Unions in International Centre for Trade Union Rights

Global Framework Agreements have expanded in number and have evolved considerably in recent decades. Too often, they have been examined in isolation from the larger picture of multinational enterprises…To understand the value as well as the limits of...

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1 January 2011

[PDF] More than a Resource: Water, Business and Human Rights

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business

This report is the result of consultations and convenings involving representatives of business, government, UN agencies, civil society, academia and other experts organised by the Institute for Human Rights and Business…This report clarifies the...

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1 January 2011

[PDF] Multi-Stakeholder Roundtable - Bangladeshi Migrant Workers in the Apparal Sector: Responsible Recruitment, Responsible Return

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business

On 28‐29 June 2011, the Institute for Human Rights and Business…and the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit, Dhaka University…convened a roundtable…to explore the responsibilities of companies and governments in raising standards of migrant...

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1 January 2011

[PDF] Private sector actors & peacebuilding: A framework for analysis

Author: Intl. Council of Swedish Industry (NIR), Swedish Institute of Intl. Affairs (UI)

The role of private sector actors in peace processes is a growing field of research...it is clear that private sector actors may play important roles when it comes to fostering peace and development in conflictaffected countries...The development from...

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1 January 2011

[PDF] Summary of Panel Discussion: “The Ruggie Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: What Do They Mean for Lawyers?” [UK]

Author: Law Society [UK]

Going forward, lawyers should: 1. Plan for further regulatory change – although the Principles are currently non- binding, consider the possibility of further legal and regulatory change; 2. Stay abreast of soft law initiatives – soft law initiatives...

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1 January 2011

[PDF] UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and IFC Sustainability Framework

Author: Intl. Finance Corporation (IFC)

The objective of this analysis is to identify the convergences in IFC’s approach to human rights using the IFC Sustainability Framework and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and...

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1 January 2011

[PDF] [Good Practices Note for Business in Emerging Markets: Human Rights, Access to Medicines, and the Pharmaceutical Industry]

Author: Global Compact Human Rights Working Group & Pier DeRoo

The HRWG [Global Compact Human Rights Working Group] has discussed the complex question of Access to Medicines. There are clearly very many barriers preventing the world’s poorest and most disadvantaged achieving their rights to adequate healthcare....

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1 June 2010

The Ruggie Framework: An Adequate Rubric for Corporate Human Rights Obligations?

Author: David Bilchitz, University of Johannesburg, in SUR International Journal on Human Rights

Part I of this paper is concerned...with capturing accurately what [the Ruggie framework]...envisages as being the nature of the responsibilities of corporations in relation to fundamental rights...Part II of this paper critically evaluates Ruggie’s...

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