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27 May 2015

Brazil: Despite improvements, Zara needs to do more to comply with commitments to end & prevent forced labour, NGOs say; company comments

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Inditex/Zara to respond to concerns over forced labour in a recent report by SOMO and Repórter Brasil, as well as related articles. Inditex/Zara responded to all items. All of the information can be...

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28 April 2015

Commentary: Domestic courts are necessary to ensure access to remedy until legally binding treaty facilitates process

Author: Irina Crivet, Koç University, on academia.edu

"Domestic remedies for international business-related human rights abuses", 28 Apr 2015...

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20 April 2015

CSR Asia report on tackling forced labour in global supply chains

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12 March 2015

Human rights due diligence: The 10-minute corporate executive guide, by Right2Respect

Author: Frank Seier, Right2Respect

...Business has a "differentiated but complementary" responsibility in preventing and addressing corporate-related human rights impacts. When States enact national human rights laws, corporations have a legal obligation to comply with these... In...

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5 February 2015

Life in the Global Public Domain: Response to Commentaries

Author: John G. Ruggie, Harvard Kennedy School, former UN Special Representative on business & human rights

[T]he idea of "polycentric governance" which the GPs embody...rests on the observation that corporate conduct at the global level today is shaped by three distinct governance systems...From the outset I rejected the voluntary/mandatory dichotomy that...

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22 December 2014

Poland: Microsoft organises roundtable with business & govt. to discuss implementation of UN Guiding Principles

Author: Dan Bross, Microsoft

"Commemorating International Human Rights Day", 10 Dec 2014...

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9 December 2014

Canadian courts increasingly used in litigation to hold companies accountable for human rights abuse abroad, says law firm

Author: H. Scott Fairley & Anastasija Sumakova, WeirFoulds LLP

Canada: Tort Liability At Home For Alleged Wrongs Abroad: The Common Law Goes Extraterritorial?, 2 Dec 2014...

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18 November 2014

Frontline discussion with Christine Bader & Arvind Ganesan on the obligations and costs of doing business in a global context

Author: Sarah Childress and Lu Olkowski, Frontline

'Podcast: what's the moral cost of doing business today?', 19 Nov 2014:...In recent years, we’ve seen a great shift in the business world towards corporate social responsibility. But what does that really mean?...How responsible should companies be...

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15 November 2014

Children's Rights and the Corporate Sector in the Middle East and North Africa

Author: Global Child Forum and Boston Consulting Group

"Children's Rights and the Corporate Sector in the Middle East and North Africa", 13 Nov 2014...

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11 November 2014
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Author: Emmanuel Poilane, France Libertés Fondation Danielle Mitterrand, dans Huffington Post

« Coupures d'eau illégales: la Saur s'affiche contre le droit à l'eau pour tous! », 10 novembre 2014...

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