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6 June 2016

OECD Watch briefing: 10 actions govts. must take to further effectiveness of OECD Guidelines

"A “4x10” plan for why and how to unlock the potential of the OECD Guidelines", Jun 2016...

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8 November 2015

Briefing on key elements of existing Natl. Action Plans on business & human rights

Author: Global Business Initiative on Human Rights (GBI) & Clifford Chance

GBI has collaborated with Clifford Chance to publish a briefing for business on the development of National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights (NAPs). This briefing identifies key recent developments relevant to the business community; identifi...

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9 September 2014

USA: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable issues report on respecting human rights in govt. purchasing

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31 December 2013

Business, Human Rights, and Uganda’s Oil - Part II: Protect and Remedy: Implementing State duties under the UN Framework on Business and Human Rights

Author: Gabriella Wass & Chris Musiime, IPIS & ActionAid Uganda

In accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, this second report assesses the duty of the Ugandan, British, French and Chinese States to prevent, investigate, punish and redress human rights abuse by businesses. Based on...

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22 November 2013

Government Procurement Project: Summary of Forthcoming Report

Author: Prof. Robert Stumberg, Prof. Anita Ramasastry, Bama Athreya, for International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR)

This summary document elaborates the duty to protect human rights in the context of commercial transactions, and specifically procurement. It is the first product for the “Government Procurement Project” launched by the International Corporate...

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14 June 2013

Germany: Civil Society Position Paper on Business and Human Rights - Expectations of a National Action Plan

Author: CorA-Netzwerk für Unternehmensverantwortung, Forum Menschenrechte, Amnesty International Deutschland, Brot für die Welt – Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), Germanwatch, Misereor, Oxfam Deutschland, ver.di

In October 2011 the European Commission asked member states to draft National Action Plans for the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The German government has remained largely inactive in this respect. The CorA...

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1 May 2013

U.S. Government Approach on Business and Human Rights

Author: US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor

Businesses can have a significant impact on the States in which they operate, and on the lives of billions of people. As businesses cross borders they can find themselves operating in difficult environments with weak governance institutions...The idea...

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1 March 2013

Launch of Government Procurement Project

Author: Intl. Corporate Accountability Roundtable

Governments at the federal and state level are large purchasers of goods and services and can therefore exert...tremendous...leverage on corporate actors...[There] is a growing recognition of [governments'] duty to ensure protection for human rights,...

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12 September 2012

[DOC] European Group of National Human Rights Institutions - Berlin Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

Author: European Group of National Human Rights Institutions

The European Group of National Human Rights Institutions [NHRIs] held its first Regional Workshop on Business and Human Rights in Berlin from 5-7 September 2012, in line with the ICC’s Edinburgh Declaration of October 2010...NHRIs within the European...

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1 July 2012

[PDF] Contribution by the government of the Netherlands to the renewed EU-strategy for CSR

Author: Govt. of the Netherlands

the Updated OECD Guidelines now also fully reflect the United Nations Guiding...Principles on Business and Human Rights5. With regard to the´remedy-pillar´of the ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy’ framework for business and human rights, the National...

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