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Human rights defenders

"Whistleblowers and the mainstreaming of a protection within the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights", Arnaud Poitevin, Aix-Marseille Université (France), 7 Feb 2014

"Council called upon to take action on human rights defenders and corporate accountability", Intl. Service for Human Rights, 3 Jun 2013
  - Invitation to side event: "Human rights defenders working on corporate accountability: How can the Human Rights Council contribute to their protection?", Geneva, 31 May 2013

"New report shows need for States and business to prevent and redress corporate human rights abuses", Intl. Service for Human Rights, 30 May 2013
- "Statement at 23rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council: Interpreting the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights consistently with the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders", Intl. Service for Human Rights, 30 May 2013

"Bangladesh tragedy puts focus on human rights and corporate accountability. Commentary: The work of human rights defenders must be supported and protected", Phil Lynch & Michael Ineichen, Intl. Service for Human Rights, on Global Post (USA), 7 May 2013

"Transforming pain into hope: Human Rights Defenders in the Americas", Amnesty Intl., Dec 2012

“Cambodia: LRWC [Lawyers Rights Watch Canada] and ALRC [Asian Legal Resource Centre] denounce attacks against HRDs [human rights defenders] and problems with judicial independence”, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, Asian Legal Resource Centre, 25 Sep 2012

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