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1 November 2013

Human Rights Obligations of Business: Beyond the Corporate Responsibility to Respect?

Author: Surya Deva (City Univ. of Hong Kong), David Bilchitz (Univ. of Johannesburg), eds.

In recent years, the UN Human Rights Council has approved the 'Respect, Protect, and Remedy' Framework and endorsed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. These developments have been welcomed widely, but do they adequately address the...

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1 November 2006

Financial sector responsibility - The State of the Art

Author: Andrew Newton, Ethical Corporation

Report chapters include: "Reputations at risk"; "Ethical finance"; "Interview: Henry Paulson - On taking Goldman Sachs green"; "Equator Principles"; "Islamic finance"; "From prohibitions to public interest"; "Foreign banks in China"; "Consumer credit...

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28 October 2006

The UN Human Rights Norms for Corporations: The Private Implications of Public International Law

Author: David Kinley, Chair in Human Rights Law, Univ. of Sydney & Rachel Chambers, Barrister, Cloisters Chambers, London, in Human Rights Law Review (Oxford Univ. Press)

In this article, the authors explore the history of the Norms [UN Sub-Commission Norms on business & human rights] and the form and content of the debate that surrounds them, in their attempt to disentangle the legal from the rest. That said, the...

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1 May 2006

[PDF] ILO – UN Standards: Synergies or Competition?

Author: Heidi Feldt (commissioned by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, IG Metall and Misereor)

Even though labor unions and NGOs agree in essence on the need for internationally binding rules for business enterprises, they have not reached agreement on a uniform position on the Norms [“UN Norms on the Responsibilities of Transnational...

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10 March 2006

The Death of the U.N. Norms

Author: Bart Mongoven, Stratfor

In his first report on issues relating to the human-rights obligations of businesses, U.N. Special Representative John Ruggie effectively negated three years of work on a code of conduct by the U.N. Human Rights Commission -- and simultaneously carved...

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22 February 2006

Interim report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

Author: UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

...the Special Representative...takes as a premise that the objective of the mandate is to strengthen the promotion and protection of human rights in relation to transnational corporations and other business enterprises but that governments bear...

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22 February 2006
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22 February 2006
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Author: Representante Especial del Secretario General sobre empresas y derechos humanos

El Representante Especial del Secretario General...parte del principio de que el objetivo del mandato consiste en fortalecer la promoción y la protección de los derechos humanos en relación con las empresas transnacionales y otras empresas comerciales,...

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22 February 2006
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Author: Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général sur les Entreprises et les Droits de l'Homme

...le Représentant spécial...part...du principe que l'objectif de son mandat est de renforcer la promotion et la protection des droits de l'homme dans leurs rapports avec les sociétés transnationales et autres entreprises, mais que les États sont...

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1 November 2005
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