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5 November 2009

[PDF] "Just business: Why companies must pay attention to human rights" - Keynote Address, Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (Toronto, 5 Nov 2009)

Author: John Ruggie, UN Special Representative for Business & Human Rights

I’ve been asked to provide an update on my mandate…Let me turn to two components of the [Protect, Respect and Remedy] framework that relate directly to corporations: first, human rights due diligence, and second, grievance mechanisms. The corporate...

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19 August 2009

[DOC] Launch of project by the UN SRSG on business and human rights to pilot principles for company-level grievance mechanisms

Author: UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on business and human rights, John Ruggie

The...SRSG is delighted to announce the launch of a pilot project to test the Principles for non-judicial, company-level mechanisms set out in his 2008 and 2009 reports...The Principles require that such mechanisms be: legitimate, accessible,...

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24 March 2009

Transparency Report II [Hong Kong]

Author: Oxfam Hong Kong

Hong Kong garment companies have demonstrated progress on reporting their labour standards, although the majority of the 26 companies surveyed still show poor transparency...As global pressure mounts from consumers and investors...seven companies,...

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1 March 2009

[PDF] full report: "Transparency Report II - Have Hong Kong Garment Companies Improved Their Reporting on Labour Standards?"

Author: Oxfam Hong Kong

[Companies rated: Esquel,Li & Fung, Glorious Sun, Esprit Holdings, Giordano, Chickeeduck, Hembly, Bauhaus, Belle, Bossini, Crocodile Garments, Dickson Concepts, Fashion Community Kitterick, G2000, Gay Giano, Goldlion, Heroic Rendezvous, I.T...

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22 May 2007
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Author: DERF [Argentina]

Los mapuches que están en conflicto con los Benetton por las tierras en Chubut radicaron en la fiscalía de Esquel una denuncia en su contra...los aborígenes denunciaron penalmente a la familia italiana por usurpación del territorio habitado por los...

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22 May 2007
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14 May 2007

[PDF] Deveopment Without Conflict: The Business Case for Community Consent

Author: Jonathan Sohn, Steven Herz, and Antonio La Vina, World Resources Institute [USA]

While much has been written on the legal, normative, and development arguments for ensuring that host communities have the opportunity to provide their free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) to a project, relatively little attention has been paid to...

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20 April 2007
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Author: Marcela Valente, IPS

El fallo de la Corte Suprema de Justicia de Argentina que puso una lápida sobre el proyecto de explotación de oro con cianuro de [Minera El Desquite SA, subsidiaria de Meridian Gold] fue aplaudido por organizaciones ambientalistas, que destacan el...

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20 April 2007

Supreme Court Precedent Against Dangerous Mines [Argentina]

Author: Marcela Valente, IPS

Environmental activists in Argentina applauded an Argentine Supreme Court ruling against a projected open cast gold mine using cyanide, pointing out that it set an important legal precedent...The Supreme Court rejected a suit brought by Minera El...

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3 March 2007
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Author: Tiempo Sur [Argentina]

La secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable de la Nación, abogada Romina Picolotti, viajó recientemente a Santa Cruz para recorrer el emprendimiento minero Cerro Vanguardia S.A., manifestando su conformidad con lo visto en el yacimiento y...

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