2009

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Patricia Feeney, Executive Director of Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID), in Sur - International Journal on Human Rights [scroll to p. 161]

 

December 2009

 

Business and Human Rights: The Struggle for Accountability in the UN and the future direction of the advocacy agenda [PDF]

 

Institute for Human Rights & Business, Dec 2009: 
"Setting boundaries: clarifying the scope and content of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights" - submission to John Ruggie [PDF]

 

Submissions, presentations & remarks to consultation on Special Representative Ruggie's framework, organised by Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights  (OHCHR), Geneva, Oct 2009:

 

 

 

 

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Jul 2009:
Letter to UN Special Representative Ruggie clarifying UK Govt. view of state duty to protect human rights [PDF], 9 Jul 2009
- Response by UN Special Representative Ruggie [PDF], 14 Jul 2009

 

Non Governmental Organizations and Organizations Representing Affected Communities by Enterprises [Latin America], May 2009:
Statement at Special Representative's consultation, Buenos Aires, Argentina [DOC], 14-15 May 2009
español: Declaración de las Organizaciones No Gubernamentales y Organizaciones Representantes de Comunidades afectadas por Empresas, consultación del Representante Especial, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 14-15 mayo 2009

 

Special Representative Ruggie's response [PDF]

 

Intl. Org. of Employers, Intl. Chamber of Commerce, Business & Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, Mar 2009:
Joint views to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on business and human rights [PDF]

 

Civil society groups across Asia, 2009:
Submission to the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General from the Civil Society Groups across Asia [PDF], 2009

 

Special Representative Ruggie's response [PDF]

 

Richard Meeran, Partner, Leigh Day & Co., Jan 2009:
Open Letter to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Business and Human Rights: The genesis and development of MNC litigation in South Africa and a possible model for the future [DOC], 16 Jan 2009

 

Special Representative Ruggie's statement on Open Letter from Mr. Richard Meeran [PDF], 20 Jan 2009

 

 
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