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18 September 2015

Canada: Intl. non-binding norms are setting standard for claims against companies operating overseas

Author: John Kloosterman, Sari Springer, Trent Sutton & Lavanga Wijekoon, Littler, on JD Supra

“In Canada, Foreign Workers Seek to Use International Norms as the Standard of Care in Negligence Claims Against Multinationals Operating Overseas”, 16 Sep 2015...

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17 September 2015

14th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights: Human Rights & Business

Linked below are the background and final papers of the 14th ASEM Informal Seminar on Human Rights held from 18 to 20 November 2014 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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24 August 2015

Commentary on the state of business & human rights at Organization of American States

Author: Paloma Muñoz Quick, Danish Institute for Human Rights

...As noted by the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, civil society organization often work under difficult circumstances, and too often are subjected to violence in response to their efforts to protect human rights against corporate...

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24 July 2015

Ghana: Govt. convenes multi-stakeholder workshop to formulate national action plan for implementation of Voluntary Principles

Author: GhanaWeb

'Ghana to implement Voluntary Princples', 24 Jul 2015:...Nii Osah Mills, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources said [Ghana’s] government…adopted…the Voluntary Principles (VPs)…designed to guide companies in maintaining the safety and security of...

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23 July 2015

A report by SOMO & Green Advocates sheds light on the negative human rights impacts of companies with Liberian operations

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6 July 2015

Toolkit for addressing security & human rights challenges in complex environments

Author: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) & Intl. Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have just published the second edition of the Addressing security and human rights challenges in complex environments Toolkit....

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3 July 2015
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Author: Maina Kiai, Relator de la ONU sobre derecho a la libertad de reunión pacífica y asociación

“Informe del Relator Especial sobre los derechos a la libertad de reunión pacífica y de asociación, Maina Kiai”...

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22 June 2015
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13 April 2015

NYU Stern Ctr. for Business & Human Rights says IBA draft guidelines for lawyers needs more "attention to substantive industry standards"

Author: Michael Posner & Sarah Labowitz, NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights (USA)

Letter to Intl. Bar Association, 25 March 2015...

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7 April 2015

Kenya: Briefing paper recommends comprehensive risk assessment to address security-related human rights challenges in extractives sector

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