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UN Global Compact releases good practice notes on human rights

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Author: ComunicaRSE [Argentina]

El Pacto Global ha publicado tres documentos sobre buenas prácticas en materia de derechos humanos. Van más allá de un estudio de casos particulares buscando identificar enfoques generales para trabajar en [derechos humanos]...Desarrollo de políticas corporativas en Derechos Humanos y el Papel del Asesor Jurídico...La Participación e Inversión Comunitaria para la Promoción de los Derechos Humanos en las cadenas de suministro...Apoyo al empoderamiento de los trabajadores – incluyendo el soporte para la afirmación de los derechos humanos de los trabajadores - en la Cadena de Suministro.

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19 December 2012

Good Practice Notes on Human Rights Released

Author: UN Global Compact

The Global Compact today released three good practice notes on human rights. Recently adopted by the Global Compact's Human Rights Working Group, the three notes address the following topics: Developing Corporate Human Rights Policies and the Role of Legal Counsel, Community Engagement and investment to Advance Human Rights in Supply Chains, and Supporting Worker Empowerment - Including Support for Workers’ Assertion of their Human Rights - in the Supply Chain.

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1 December 2012

[PDF] Community Engagement and Investment to Advance Human Rights in Supply Chains

Author: Dimitri Phillips, Katie Plichta, and other Members of the Stanford Colloquium on International Business Practices, in collaboration with Cody Sisco and Blythe Chorn of Business for Social Responsibility, for UN Global Compact Human Rights Working Group

Community engagement, including but not limited to the primarily philanthropic activity referred to as community investment, has arisen as a mutually beneficial way to advance human rights in supply chains...this Note aims to explain some of the critical advantages, pitfalls and good practices related to engaging with and investing in suppliers’ communities.

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1 December 2012

[PDF] Developing Corporate Human Rights Policies and the Role of Legal Counsel

Author: Cheryl Joseph, Stanford Law School, and Julia Cherlow, Stanford Law School for UN Global Compact Human Rights Working Group

This Good Practice Note aims: (1) to illustrate how transnational corporations’ (TNCs) inhouse corporate counsel are perfectly situated to propel their corporations to adopt practices that ensure respect for human rights; and (2) to encourage this positive role by concisely highlighting key lessons learned and good practices in this area...[T]he research, case studies, and insights uncovered through the interviews for this note provide pointers for future transformations led by in-house corporate counsel. [refers to Shell, BP]

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