UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights workshop organised by US Dept. of State

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31 July 2012

ICAR [International Corporate Accountability Roundtable] Statement to US State Department on UN Framework and Guiding Principles Implementation

Author: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable

As part of this Workshop, ICAR recommends that the U.S. government (a) develop a national implementation plan for the UN Framework and UNGPs, (b) ensure the development and protection of robust remedies for human rights violations, and (c) use its regulatory authority to mandate human rights due diligence, independent monitoring and public reporting.

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31 July 2012

UN Guiding Principles On Business And Human Rights Workshop [USA]

Author: Imperial Valley News [USA]

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael...Posner hosted representatives of civil society organizations, think tanks, and multilateral and academic institutions for a workshop on the United Nations...Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Participants identified key challenges and new opportunities for the U.S. Government in implementing the principles. The workshop was an important step to finding collaborative solutions for human rights challenges in an environment where global business is growing in power and influence....Posner addressed the U.S. Government’s approach to the “State Duty to Protect” human rights under the first pillar of the UN “Protect, Respect, and Remedy” framework, and challenged civil society actors to think critically about implementing the UN Guiding Principles.

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31 July 2012

[DOC] Assistant Secretary Posner Remarks at the July 30 U.S. State Department’s Implementation Workshop on the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights for Civil Society Organizations

Author: Michael Posner, US Dept. of State

Human rights law focuses on governments – the obligation of governments to protect the human rights of their citizens. But this is not enough. As the United Nations Human Rights Council recognized last year, the global business community has grown in power and influence, and so it must assume its own responsibility for respecting human rights.

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31 July 2012

[DOC] UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights Workshop

Author: US Dept. of State

On Monday, July 30, 2012 Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael H. Posner hosted representatives of civil society organizations, think tanks, and multilateral and academic institutions for a workshop on the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Participants identified key challenges and new opportunities for the U.S. Government in implementing the principles.

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