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Europe & Central Asia


Europe & Central Asia: General

"A guide to human rights for small and medium-sized enterprises", Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, developed by Global CSR, Dec 2012


Czech Republic

"Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles: The Case of the Czech Republic"
Veronika Hermanová & Hubert Smekal (Masaryk University), 9 Dec 2013


Finland

"Finnish pulp & paper firm Stora Enso publishes group-wide human rights impact assessments", Stora Enso & Danish Institute for Human Rights, 5 Feb 2015

Human Rights and Due Diligence, Nokia Siemens Networks, Nov 2012


France

"Compliance with the UN guiding principles concerning Human Rights"
BNP Paribas, updated: 15 Apr 2014
- "Statement of BNP Paribas on Human Rights", 2012
Refers to UN Guiding Principles


Germany

"Adidas establishes complaint mechanism process aligned with UN Guiding Principles", Oct 2014

"Human rights due diligence: Summary of the results of the survey conducted by the German Global Compact Network and econsense", Jul 2014

"Global Compact Network Germany (DGCN) Business & Human Rights Peer Learning Group: Activity Report 2013", Global Compact Network Germany, in collaboration with twentyfifity, 2013

"Respecting Human Rights - An Introductory Guide for Business", German Global Compact Network, twentyfifty, German Institute for Human Rights, 2013
- [Deutsch] "Menschenrechte achten - Ein Leitfaden für Unternehmen", Deutsches Global Compact Network, twentyfifty, DIMR, 2012

“Human Rights Impact Assessments zur Umsetzung des menschenrechtlichen Verantwortung von Unternehmen”, Brigitte Hamm, Christian Scheper, Institut für Entwixklung und Freiden (INEF), Universität Duisburg-Essen, Oktober 2011

“Human Rights and Responsible Business Practices: Frequently Asked Questions”, adidas Group, Jul 2011


Netherlands

"[video] Unilever's approach to implementing the UN Guiding principles on Business and Human Rights", Unilever (interview with John Ruggie, former Special Representative on business & human rights), 28 Apr 2014

"Take a closer look: Current practices of Dutch business on human rights", Beco, Human [email protected], Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO), Jun 2012

“Parties reach agreement in OECD Guidelines case regarding [Netherlands-based] Nidera’s human rights policies and practices in Argentina”, CEDHA, 5 Mar 2012

Contractual Control and Labour-Related CSR Norms in the Supply Chain: Dutch Best Practices”, Louise Vytopil, Utrecht Law Review, Jan 2012


Norway

"Report: Mining company does not act in accordance with the OECD Guidelines", Norwegian Govt. National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Entreprises, 30 Nov 2011
"The NCP recommends the company to establish a grievance management system in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights..."

“Human Rights Due Diligence”, Statoil Annual Report, 2011


UK

"[video] Unilever's approach to implementing the UN Guiding principles on Business and Human Rights", Unilever (interview with John Ruggie, former Special Representative on business & human rights), 28 Apr 2014

"Law Society launches report on business and human rights [UK]", Law Society of England & Wales, 19 Mar 2014

"A guide to business and human rights: How human rights can add value to your business", UK Equality & Human Rights Commission, Mar 2013
Focuses on small businesses

“Magic circle [law] firms draw up first human rights policies”, Rebecca Lowe, Intl. Bar Association, 14 Jan 2013

“Why human rights matter: a resource guide for integrating human rights into Communities and Social Performance work at Rio Tinto", Rio Tinto, in partnership with Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland, Jan 2013

"Human rights reporting to be mandatory for quoted companies in the UK", Steve Gibbons, Ergon Associates, 26 Oct 2012

“Standard Life Investments report on business and human rights in the extractive industries”, Standard Life Investments, 15 Dec 2011

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[PDF] Standard Life Investments report on business and human rights in the extractive industries

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