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UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights

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1 June 2011

[PDF] New initiative on business and human rights launched by IPIECA

Author: IPIECA (Intl. Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association)

...[To] support the practical thrust of business and human rights for the industry, IPIECA has decided to launch a three-year initiative that will leverage the collective experience and practical know-how of its members. This initiative aims to...

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1 June 2011
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Author: معهد جنيف لحقوق الإنسان

قدم الممثل الخاص للأمين العام المعني بمسألة حقوق الإنسان والشركات عبر الوطنية الأعمال جون روغي مبادئاً توجيهية حول الأعمال التجارية وحقوق الانسان على هامش الدورة الحالية لمجلس حقوق الإنسان في جنيف...وقال روغي أن تلك المبادئ التوجيهية ترتكز على ثلاثة...

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19 May 2011

[PDF] ICC 24th Annual Meeting: Session on Follow Up to Edinburgh Declaration: Summary of participant comments

Author: Intl. Co-ordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

The Edinburgh Declaration was adopted last October at the ICC’s 10th Biennial Conference, on the topic, “Business and Human Rights: The role of National Human Rights Institutions”...The Edinburgh Declaration is a very important milestone. In it, we...

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6 May 2011
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Author: Centre suisse de compétence pour les droits humains

Le 24 mars 2011, John Ruggie, Représentant spécial chargé de la question des droits de l'homme et des sociétés transnationales et autres entreprises, a remis son rapport final au Conseil des droits de l'homme de l'ONU. Ce rapport, qui présente les...

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2 May 2011

Human Rights Due Diligence: The Best Defence is a Good Offence

Author: Frank Seier, Right2Respect

In [Ruggie's] “Guiding Principles for the Implementation of the Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework”, he sets out a four-step due diligence program that companies should follow in order to discharge their corporate responsibility to respect human...

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1 May 2011
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28 April 2011

[PDF] Integrating Human Rights Impact Assessments into Enterprise Risk Management Systems

Author: John Sherman on Lawyers for Better Business

[Remarks at "Engaging Business: Implementing Respect for Human Rights, Panel V: Assessing Human Rights Impacts] I will...focus on two interrelated features of a human rights impact assessment. The first is the lens through which a human rights impact...

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1 April 2011
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Author: Joëlle Matte, Institut québécois des hautes études internationales, Université Laval

[Les acteurs privés]…de l’industrie des ressources extractives…doivent fréquemment interagir avec des États aux capacités institutionnelles et juridiques limitées...Il se dessine graduellement une exigence de réglementation des entreprises...

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1 March 2011

[PDF] Putting Tourism to Rights: A Call for a Human Rights Approach to Tourism

Author: EED Tourism Watch

Tourism’s image is mainly positive. It is considered to create jobs, to bring in foreign exchange, to help alleviate poverty and to contribute to world peace and a cosmopolitan consciousness...However, while generating income, tourism often undermines...

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1 January 2011

Annual Report 2011: Respecting human rights

Author: Repsol

In 2011 we continued to work to implement the United Nations "Protect, Respect and Remedy" framework, by applying the "Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights", proposed by UN Special Representative John Ruggie...Establishing a corporate...

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