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14 February 2014

All Human Rights are interdependent – but which are the most likely source of risk to Business in the oil sector?

Author: Jim Wright, Goxi

Human Rights together are considered: universal, inalienable, indivisible and interdependent – they cannot be considered in isolation...[W]hich human rights are most likely to be a source of reputational and financial risk for businesses working in...

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7 February 2014

[PDF] Whistleblowers and the mainstreaming of a protection within the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: Arnaud Poitevin, Aix-Marseille Université

The issue of protection of whistleblowers has recently generated greater attention from the international community, especially in relation with serious threats to the human right to privacy entailed by the intelligence operations of certain States or...

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23 January 2014

Securing community land and resource rights in Africa: A guide to legal reform and best practices

Author: FERN, the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP), ClientEarth and the Centre for Environment and Development (CED)

This Guide, produced by FERN, the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP), ClientEarth and the Centre for Environment and Development (CED), explains key aspects of law and land rights that are important for securing community ownership and control of land and...

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18 December 2013

UN General Assembly resolution on "right to privacy in the digital age"

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18 December 2013

[PDF] Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 18 December 2013: The right to privacy in the digital age

Author: UN General Assembly

Noting that the rapid pace of technological development enables individuals all over the world to use new information and communication technologies and at the same time enhances the capacity of governments, companies and individuals to undertake...

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8 December 2013
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Author: CEPRID

En 2013, une série d’accidents dramatiques dans des usines de textile au Bangladesh…a suscité une vague de protestation mondiale. Quelques temps plus tard, l’« Accord sur les incendies et la sécurité des bâtiments au Bangladesh » est conclu entre...

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5 December 2013
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Author: Europa Press

"La planta de El Salvador del Grupo Calvo logra la certificación SA8000 en respeto a los DDHH de sus empleados" - 5 de diciembre de 2013...

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5 December 2013

Towards a legally binding treaty on human rights and multinational companies?

Author: Chris Esdaile, Leigh Day

The People’s Forum on Human Rights and Business…called for an international treaty to impose on states the obligation to police the human rights impacts of the actions of multinational companies. The Forum called for states to establish legal...

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2 December 2013

[PDF] Interim Briefing: National Action Plans (NAPs) on Business and Human Rights

Author: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) & Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR)

[M]any governments struggle to ensure that their duty to protect human rights translates into effective measures to ensure that businesses respect the rights of individuals, communities, and societies in practice…This duty extends to all organs of the...

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5 November 2013

Corporate Responses to Hate Speech in the 2013 Kenyan Presidential Elections. Case Study: Safaricom

Author: Institute for Human Rights & Business

...[T]Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)...[conducted a] case study...on the efforts of Safaricom...which devised its own code of conduct to prevent spreading hate-filled messages through its bulk SMS service.... In the run up to the 2013...

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