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2 July 2018

INGOs Conference of the Council of Europe now includes webpage on business & human rights

Author: Council of Europe

Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)3 of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers to member States on Human Rights and Business was adopted in March 2016......

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3 April 2018

Honduran & UK NGOs urge UK gov’t to stop granting licenses for sales of telecom interception equipment to Honduran gov’t

Author: Amnesty International UK, Asociación de Jueces por la Democracia & other 21 NGOs

…Honduran and UK based human rights organisations…are writing to express our dismay about the UK Government’s sanctioning of sales of telecommunications interception equipment to Honduras, given the country’s human rights situation…Firstly, we would...

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20 July 2017

Council of Europe’s highlights corporate human rights abuses in Europe & urges review of implementation of UN Guiding Principles

Author: Council of Europe

...On 2 March 2016, the Committee of Ministers adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)3 on human rights and business, which provides governments, businesses and other stakeholders with guidance on how to implement the United Nations Guiding Principles on...

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10 April 2017

EU: Agency for Fundamental Rights publishes recommendations on improving access to remedy for corporate human rights abuses

Author: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

"Improving access to remedy in the area of business and human rights at the EU level", 10 Apr 2017...

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10 April 2017
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Author: Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte

Unternehmen können auf Menschenrechte einwirken. Doch trotz verschiedener Initiativen, die die Achtung der Rechte verbessern sollen, kann es für Opfer schwierig sein, Gerechtigkeit zu erlangen. Im neuesten Gutachten der Agentur der Europäischen Union...

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23 March 2017

Workshop report: Implementing the Council of Europe's recommendations on business & human rights

Author: Danish Institute for Human Rights

"Business and Human Rights in Europe: Next Steps in Strengthening Implementation and Accountability", 14 Mar 2017...

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16 January 2017

Council of Europe report addresses challenges posed to children's rights by scientific & technological developments in biomedicine

Author: Council of Europe & Uppsala University

The Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO) published a study prepared at its request by researchers from Uppsala University Department of Law (Sweden) on the challenges posed to the rights of the child by scientific and technological developments in...

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9 January 2017
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Author: Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte

“Entwicklung der Menschenrechtssituation in Deutschland: Januar 2015 – Juni 2016 - Bericht an den deutschen Bundestag“...

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4 July 2016

Blog: Lack of legal advocacy & poor legal framework contribute to weak corporate accountability in Germany

Author: Philipp Wesche, German Institute for International and Security Affairs

"Corporate human rights abuses and access to justice in Germany – why so little tort-litigation?", 4 July 2016...

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27 June 2016

Commentary: Brexit will damage UK human rights provisions, but rights abuses exists in the EU too

Author: Heather McRobie, Novara Wire

"Brexit: What it Does and Doesn’t Mean for Human Rights,"...

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