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Extraterritorial jurisdiction

Materials by topic > Extraterritorial jurisdiction

 

Extraterritoriality as an instrument [PDF], Prof. Hervé Ascensio, Sorbonne Law School, Univ. of Paris 1, Dec 2010


Comments on the Mandate for the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises [PDF]
, Hogan Lovells law firm, for Talisman Energy, Dec 2010


Comments in response to the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises’ Guiding Principles – Proposed Outline [PDF]
, Amnesty International, Oct 2010


Exploring extraterritoriality in business and human rights: Summary note of expert meeting [PDF]
, convened by UN Special Representative John Ruggie, 14 Sep 2010

Extraterritorial Jurisdiction: Lessons for the Business and Human Rights Sphere from Six Regulatory Areas [PDF], Dr. Jennifer Zerk, report for Harvard Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, to help inform mandate of Special Representative Ruggie, Jun 2010


Keynote presentation on extraterritorial jurisdiction at EU Presidency Conference on CSR [PDF]
, by UN Special Representative John Ruggie, Stockholm, 10 Nov 2009

[Español] Discurso de John Ruggie sobre jurisdicción extra-territorial ante la Conferencia de la Presidencia de la Comunidad Europea [PDF], Estocolmo, 10 nov 2009

[Français] Discours de John Ruggie au sujet de la compétence extraterritoriale à l’occasion de la Conférence de la présidence de
l’UE [DOC]
, Stockholm, 10 nov 2009


"State Immunity and State-Owned Enterprises" [PDF]
, report by Clifford Chance law firm, prepared to inform the mandate of Special Representative John Ruggie, Dec 2008
- Message from John Ruggie welcoming the report [DOC]

Conference on “Business and Fundamental Rights: State Duty to Protect & Domestic Legal Reform”, So. African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights & Intl. Law - presentation by Special Representative John Ruggie [PDF], Johannesburg, 3 November 2008


"Corporate Duty and Human Rights Under Australian Law" [PDF]
, Allens Arthur Robinson law firm on behalf of the International Bar Association, Mar 2008

Note from Special Representative John Ruggie: "The SRSG is grateful to the International Bar Association and the Australian law firm of Allens Arthur Robinson for conducting this pro bono research on corporate due diligence requirements under Australian law, and how such requirements might serve as a guide to non-legal processes whereby companies can demonstrate their responsibility to respect human rights. As in all cases of pro bono research conducted for the SRSG, the opinions expressed in the memo are those of the law firm and do not necessarily reflect those of the SRSG."


"'Corporate Culture' as a Basis for the Criminal Liability of Corporations" [PDF]
, Allens Arthur Robinson law firm, Feb 2008

Note from Special Representative John Ruggie: "The SRSG is grateful to the Australian law firm of Allens Arthur Robinson for conducting this pro bono research on trends in the use of "corporate culture" as a basis for the criminal liability of corporations.  This discussion paper provides an overview of how various legal systems deal with the issue of corporate criminal liability, examining in particular the ways in which some legal systems incorporate notions of "corporate culture" into such deliberations. As in all cases of pro bono research conducted for the SRSG, the opinions expressed in the memo are those of the law firm and do not necessarily reflect those of the SRSG."

Submission by Halifax Initiative: [PDF] "Export Credit Agencies and the International Law of Human Rights", Jan 2008

Note from Special Representative John Ruggie: "The Special Representative (SRSG) is grateful to the Halifax Initiative for contributing to the developing discourse on the issue of export credit agencies and human rights.  This report will be helpful to the SRSG as he develops his views and recommendations for consideration by the Human Rights Council."


"Business & Human Rights: The Role of States" [PDF]
- Summary report on meeting convened by Special Representative John Ruggie, Copenhagen, 8–9 Nov 2007
- Background paper: "The Role of States in Effectively Regulating and Adjudicating the Activities of Corporations With Respect to Human Rights" [PDF]

Submission by Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition [UK]: "Corporate Abuse in 2007: A discussion paper on what changes in the law need to happen" [PDF], Jennifer A. Zerk, Nov 2007


"Business & Human Rights in Conflict Zones: The Role of Home States" [PDF]
, Summary report of consultation in Berlin hosted by John Ruggie & Global Witness, 5 Nov 2007
- Background paper [PDF] by Seema Joshi, seconded by Global Witness to Special Representative
- Announcement of joint project with Global Witness [PDF], 24 Sep 2007

UN treaty body series:
A series of detailed studies on each United Nations treaty body, prepared on behalf of the Special Representative

 

Addenda to Special Representative's 2007 report to UN Human Rights Council:

 

"Seminar of Legal Experts: Extraterritorial legislation as a tool to improve corporate accountability - Summary report" [PDF], Brussels, 3-4 Nov 2006

 

"Brief on Corporations and Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region - Prepared for Professor John Ruggie, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General for Business and Human Rights" [PDF], Allens Arthur Robinson law firm, Aug 2006

 
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[PDF] Comments on the Mandate for the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises

Author: Hogan Lovells law firm, for Talisman Energy

We recommend that the Special Representative emphasize the need for States to refrain from violating the human rights enumerated in the treaties to which they have subscribed by recommending a separate Foundational Principle...We further request that...

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[PDF] Extraterritoriality as an instrument - Contribution to the work of the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative on [business & human rights]

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[PDF] Comments in response to the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises’ Guiding Principles – Proposed Outline

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We...urge the holding of a multi-stakeholder consultation so as to allow States, companies and civil society to jointly discuss the proposed Guiding Principles and the establishment of post-mandate mechanisms...[The] Guiding Principles must:...

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[PDF] Exploring extraterritoriality in business and human rights: Summary note of expert meeting

Author: UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights (SRSG), Professor John Ruggie

On 14 September 2010, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary‐General for Business and Human Rights (SRSG), Professor John Ruggie, convened an expert meeting to explore the role and limits of extraterritoriality in the business and human rights...

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