Materials by topic > Conflict zones
Report:Business and human rights in conflict-affected regions: challenges and options towards State responses [PDF], 27 May 2011 (companion to Special Representative's final report to UN Human Rights Council)
International Roundtable on Conflict Management and Corporate Culture in the Mining Industry - Report [PDF], Caroline Rees, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School, Aug 2009
Message from UN Special Representative Ruggie: "As part of the mandate’s examination of the inter-relationship between the corporate responsibility to respect human rights and the need for improved access to remedy, an international expert roundtable was convened on 12 June on behalf of the SRSG [Special Representative of the UN Secretary General] to take forward research into the impact of corporate culture on the ability of companies to manage human rights disputes effectively. The meeting focused on the mining sector. Further field research is planned for 2010 building on this work."
Remarks at International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, New York [PDF], 2 Oct 2008
Remarks at Annual Plenary of Voluntary Principles on Security & Human Rights [PDF], 7 May 2007
français : Remarques du gouvernement français sur les documents préparatoires à la réunion de consultation du 6 octobre 2010 [DOC], octobre 2010
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Author: The Sentry (initiative of Enough Project), USA
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