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On 15 March 2006 the UN General Assembly voted to replace the UN Commission on Human Rights with the UN Human Rights Council

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18 January 2019

Human Rights Watch's new world report explores role of businesses in abuses

Author: Human Rights Watch (USA)

World Report 2019, 17 Jan 2019...

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4 December 2018
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Tras visitar al país del 20 de noviembre al 3 de diciembre, por invitación del Gobierno de Colombia, el Relator Especial, señor Michel Forst, presentó un informe preliminar (el definitivo será entregado en 2019 ante el Consejo de Derechos Humanos),...

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3 December 2018

NGOs call on UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to publish database of businesses with activities related to Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territories

Author: Al-Haq

"100 Palestinian, Regional and International Organisations Call on High Commissioner for Human Rights to Publish the UN Database on Business Enterprises with Activities Related to Israeli Settlements in the OPT ", 27 Nov 2018...

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29 November 2018

Zero Draft treaty on business & human rights does not address adequately relationship with intl. investment agreements, says expert

Author: Marta Piazza, Deloitte on Sense & Sustainability (USA)

"The “Zero Draft”: Missed Opportunity or the Beginning of a Revolution?", 8 Nov 2018...

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26 November 2018

New analysis released on National Action Plans on Business & Human Rights from 2013-2018

Author: Danish Institute for Human Rights

A new analysis from the Danish Institute of Human Rights shows, that as of November 2018, 21 states have already developed 22 NAPs (the UK has 2) while 11 more states are in the process of developing such plans. In addition, there are 15 states in whi...

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26 November 2018

Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights launches open process questionnare on non-State-based grievance mechanisms

Author: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

On 26 November 2018, OHCHR posted an Open Process Questionnaire (available in English, French, and Spanish). The questionnaire is open to anyone who has knowledge of and/or experience with non-State-based grievance mechanisms.  It is available in...

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24 November 2018
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Por invitación del gobierno colombiano y ante la actual crisis originada en el asesinato de cientos de líderes sociales y personas defensoras de los derechos humanos, incluyendo a defensoras del territorio, ambientalistas y miembros de organizaciones...

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Article
13 November 2018

US businesses have vested interest in fighting rising global authoritarianism — foreign policy must reflect that

Author: Amy Lehr, Center for Strategic and International Studies, in The Hill (USA)

"Fighting for human rights makes both moral and business sense", 10 October 2018...

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4 November 2018

Counterbalancing disproportionate power: a response to John Ruggie

Author: Harris Gleckman, Open Democracy

…This autumn, Professor John Ruggie,…shared his concerns…that the zero draft has not adequately dealt with ‘scale’ and ‘liability’. ...

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2 November 2018
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Author: CICDHA (Colectivo sobre financiamiento e inversiones chinas, derechos humanos y ambiente)

“ONU examinará violaciones a los DD.HH. de empresas chinas en América Latina” – 31 de octubre de 2018...

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