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Author: Human Rights Watch (USA)
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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)
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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...
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...
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)
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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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Author: CICDHA (Colectivo sobre financiamiento e inversiones chinas, derechos humanos y ambiente)
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