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UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights

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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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1 January 2010

Guide to Human Rights Impact Assessment and Management

Author: Intl. Business Leaders Program, Intl. Finance Corporation, UN Global Compact

This tool is the result of collaboration between the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) and International Finance Corporation (IFC), in association with the United Nations Global Compact. It is designed to be a practical tool that enables...

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2014 United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights [Geneva, 1-3 Dec 2014]

Author: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

The United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights was established to serve as a key global platform for stakeholders to take stock of such challenges and discuss the way forward, and the first two Forums, held in 2012 and 2013, have been the...

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16 July 2014

Business & human rights discussion needs to focus more on women's rights, says report

Author: Ama Marston, Marston Consulting

"Women, Business and Human Rights: A background paper for the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and Practice", 7 Mar 2014 ...

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7 July 2015

Business and Human Rights Treaty, Day 1: Divide between EU and other delegations on work plan slows down discussions and halts progress

Author: European Coalition for Corporate Justice

More than a year after the UN Human Rights Council adopted Resolution 26/9, inter-governmental working group (IGWG) negotiations finally kicked off this Monday, 6 July, at Geneva’s Palais des Nations...Only nine out of the 28 EU Member States attended...

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20 October 2015

Mexico: Kia Motors agrees to implement UN Guiding Principles to protect its workers

Author: Human Rights Commission of Nuevo Leon (Mexico)

"Kia Motors Mexico commits to protect its employees' human rights", 14 Oct 2015...

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26 February 2015

Official summary of 2014 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

Author: Mo Ibrahim, Chair of 2014 UN Forum

 "Summary of discussions of the Forum on Business and Human Rights, prepared by the Chair, Mo Ibrahim", 5 Feb 2015...

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27 January 2015

Paper compares EU & OAS approach to applying UN Guiding Principles

Author: Humbertu Cantú Rivera, Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II

"Regional Approaches in the Business and Human Rights Field"...

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Author: Aldo Caliari, El Mercurio (España)

"Derechos Humanos y Transnacionales: Un mensaje de esperanza", 04 Set 2014...

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