1. Tools & guidance
U.S. Government Approach on Business and Human Rights, US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor, 1 May 2013
See Section VI
[DOC] Final text of General Comment on Child Rights and the Business Sector, UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Feb 2013
UNICEF CSR tools pilot, UNICEF, Dec 2012
“Business, Women’s and Children’s Rights: Event background Note: 8 Nov 2012”, Intl. Coordinating Committee on Natl. Human Rights Institutions, Oct 2012
"Action plan for companies to combat child labour", Stop Child Labour - School is the Best Place to Work, 12 Jun 2012
“Children’s Rights and Business Principles – Summary report: Global Release Event”, UNICEF, Save the Children, UN Global Compact, 12 Mar 2012
Children’s rights & business principles, UNICEF, Save the Children and UN Global Compact, March 2012
Guidance tool on the UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework and Child Labour, Intl. Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour, undated
For further tools & guidance, see the Resource Centre’s Tools & Guidance Portal.
2. Examples of uses
"US: Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina implements new child labour policy", Human Rights Watch, Oct 2014
"Kuoni: Assessing Human Rights Impacts - India Project Report", Kuoni, Feb 2014
See p. 29 for impacts on chldren
"Allen & Overy publishes second issue of 'The Business and Human Rights Review'", Allen & Overy's Human Rights Working Group, 10 Jun 2013
See "Advancing Children's Rights in Business", p.23
”Diplomatic note” refers to US initiatives to eradicate child labour, Permanent Mission of the USA to the UN in Geneva, 5 Dec 2012
“End child labour in gold mines”, Julianne Kippenberg, Human Rights Watch in South China Morning Post, 13 Nov 2012
“In line with UN Guiding Principles, companies should implement due diligence to ensure they don’t benefit from child labour directly or indirectly.”
“UN experts call for more protection of human rights of vulnerable groups affected by business activities”, UN News Centre, 3 Nov 2012
“Business, Women’s and Children’s Rights”, National Human Rights Commission of the Philippines and the Canadian Human Rights Commission on behalf of the ICC Working Group on Business and Human Rights, 2012
For further reports & articles, see the Resource Centre’s general sections on Children, Child labour and the Resource Centre’s Business & Children Portal (including sections on the Children's Rights and Business Principles and the UN General Comment No. 16 on States' obgligations regarding business & children).
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