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Regional human rights institutions

Materials by topic > International organizations > Regional human rights institutions

Presentation by UN Special Representative John Ruggie to conference: “Business and Fundamental Rights: State Duty to Protect & Domestic Legal Reform” [PDF], organised by So. African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights & Intl. Law, Johannesburg, 3 Nov 2008

Presentation to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights [PDF] by Special Representative John Ruggie, 17 Oct 2008

"State Responsibilities to Regulate and Adjudicate Corporate Activities under the Inter-American Human Rights System" [PDF], by Cecilia Anicama, to inform the mandate of UN Special Representative John Ruggie, Apr 2008

This report outlines the nature and scope of states’ obligations vis-à-vis corporate activities in the Inter-American System of Human Rights, as elaborated by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (Commission) and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (Court). Overall, the research uncovered acknowledgment by the Commission and the Court of the link between human rights violations and the activities of public and private enterprises. The regional system has explored the state’s role in preventing abuse in a wide range of industries, including the mining, oil, construction and logging sectors.