Voluntary Principles on Security & Human Rights
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“Respondiendo a los Desafíos de Seguridad y Derechos Humanos en Entornos Complejos – Guía Práctica, Segunda Edición”...
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U.S. Ambassador Keith Harper delivers statement to Human Rights Council on national efforts to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
Author: Ambassador Keith Harper (USA)
"Ambassador Harper: Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights", 21 Mar 2016...
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Author: Annie Kelly, Guardian
When Harpreet Kaur, senior south Asia researcher at the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, arrived in Sri Lanka...the country was just emerging from decades of brutal civil conflict....“In a country like Sri Lanka, trying to recover from a...
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Author: Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID)
This report offers an in-depth critique of company complaints mechanisms as practised by two extractive industry companies Acacia Mining (formerly African Barrick Gold, ABG) operating in Tanzania and Glencore’s subsidiary, the Kamoto Copper...
NGOs Highlight Lack of Corporate Responsibility Because of Flawed Human Rights Guidance, Lack of Oversight in New Report
Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) and MiningWatch Canada have published a joint report, Principles without justice – the corporate takeover of human rights, that offers an in-depth critique of company complaints mechanisms as practised...
[Press Release] NGOs Warn: ‘Companies Duck Responsibility for Abuse Because of Flawed Human Rights Guidance, Lack of Independent Oversight’
Author: Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) & MiningWatch Canada
NGOs are calling on the Canadian government to seize the opportunity to correct practices that undermine the prospects of impoverished communities overseas to seek remedy for corporate abuse...Both MiningWatch Canada and the British NGO Rights and...
Author: Alan Bryden and Lucía Hernández, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 1, Issue 1
Among the challenges faced by businesses operating in complex environments, security issues can be particularly difficult to address…The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces ...
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UN Forum Series Blog: Rhetoric of corporate responsibility is not enough: Corporations must walk the walk, not just talk the talk
Author: Katie Redford, EarthRights International
Fundamentally, most corporate managers still believe that human rights compliance is – and should be – strictly voluntary: something to take into account after they’ve made their quarterly earnings projections and have time and money left over for...
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"Private Military and Security Companies: Industry-Led Self-Regulatory Initiatives versus State-Led Containment Strategies"
Author: Raymond Saner, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding
PMSCs have played an important role in war making and related security activities, and will most likely play an even larger role in the coming years. This Working Paper discusses the tensions between the PMSC industry, their client governments and...