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UN human rights mechanisms

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Presentation of the work of the Special Representative to the 7th Inter-Committee meeting of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies [PDF], Geneva, 24 Jun 2008

“Background Note on the State Duty to Protect” [PDF] by Special Representative John Ruggie, prepared for Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights: “Session on Partnerships between Business and Government”, Stockholm, Sweden, 18 Jun 2008
     - Explanatory note [DOC]

"Concept Paper on Facilitating Specification of the Duty to Protect" [PDF], John Knox, Professor of Intl. Law, Wake Forest Univ. [USA], 14 Dec 2007 

"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]

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

Report on Special Representative John Ruggie's meeting with UN Special Procedures [PDF], Geneva, 19 Jun 2007 

Address to the sixth Inter-Committee Meeting of the human rights treaty bodies [PDF] by Special Representative John Ruggie, Geneva, 19 Jun 2007

"Special Representative of the Secretary-General to meet with Treaty bodies" [PDF], 5 Jun 2007

Request for information from UN Special Procedures [PDF] by Special Representative John Ruggie, 1 May 2007

Addendum 1 to Special Representative's 2007 report to UN Human Rights Council:
State responsibilities to regulate and adjudicate corporate activities under the United Nations core human rights treaties: an overview of treaty body commentaries - click on "E"   
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