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Submissions > 2008


Univ. of Oxford Pro Bono Publico,  Nov 2008:
Obstacles to Justice and Redress for Victimes of Corporate Human Rights Abuses [PDF]

Note from Special Representative John Ruggie: "I thank and commend the Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) Research Team for their submission on Obstacles to Justice and Redress for Victims of Corporate Human Rights Abuse. As I noted in my 2008 report to the Human Rights Council, it is extremely important that we continue to learn, and raise awareness, about the obstacles faced by such victims in accessing remedies around the globe."

Bank Information Center, BankTrack, Center for Intl. Environmental Law, Oxfam Australia, World Resources Institute, Aug 2008:
The International Finance Corporation’s performance standards and the Equator Principles: respecting human rights and remedying violations? [DOC]

Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability, Jul 2008:
Submission to the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative on Business and Human Rights [PDF]

- UN Special Representative's response to previous draft of Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability's submission [PDF], 7 July 2008
- Letter to UN Special Representative from Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability [DOC], 21 Jul 2008

Susan Aaronson, Research Associate Professor at Elliott School of Intl. Affairs, George Washington Univ. [USA], Apr 2008:
Submission to John Ruggie - Summary of Effect of WTO Rules on Business Ability to Meet Human Rights Responsibilities and upon the State Duty to Protect [PDF]

CIDSE (Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité), Feb 2008:
CIDSE submission to the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Business and Human Rights - Recommendations to reduce the risk of human rights violations and improve access to justice [PDF]

Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition [UK], Feb 2008:
Corporate Abuse in 2007: A discussion paper on what changes in the law need to happen [PDF], Jennifer A. Zerk, Nov 2007

Karyn Keenan, Halifax Initiative, Jan 2008:
Export Credit Agencies and the International Law of Human Rights [PDF] 

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."

International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM), Jan 2008: 
Third submission to the Special Representative - ICMM supports the development of additional practical measures to strengthen business & human rights outcomes [PDF]

- [DOC] Ruggie statement welcoming ICMM submission, 14 Jan 2008