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19 June 2013

The Human Rights-Related Aspects of Indigenous Knowledge in the Context of Common Law Equitable Doctrines and Implications of the Kiobel Decision

Author: Lydie Pierre-Louis, David Orozco & Kevin J. McGarry

This article will examine the nexus between human rights; knowledge produced, maintained, and regulated by indigenous societies; and equitable principles inherent within private contract law. The issue of indigenous knowledge has generated significant...

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12 September 2012
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Author: Alejandro Teitelbaum, Coordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Indígenas (CAOI)

…[Hace] casi 40 años y en vista de las conductas contrarias a los derechos humanos de muchas empresas transnacionales y de la insuficiencia del marco jurídico nacional…se intentó…[uno] internacional para contenerlas…En el Informe de la Secretaría...

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1 December 2011

[PDF] Transnational corporations: Major players in human rights violations

Author: Alejandro Teitelbaum, Melik Özden, CETIM

This report attempts to bring up to date the booklet entitled Transnational Corporations and Human...

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9 September 2011
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Author: Antonio Vives, Director de Cumpetere, Profesor consultor de la Universidad de Stanford, ex Gerente de Desarrollo Sostenible del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo

La respuesta a esta pregunta depende de quién la responda. Los que trabajan en el tema de Derechos Humanos desde el sector público, dirán que es obvio de que sí. Los que trabajan en las empresas, posiblemente digan que no. El problema es en gran medida...

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1 September 2010

[PDF] A Dialogue with Ruggie? - To change so that everything remains the same... An assessment of John Ruggie’s 2009 and 2010 Reports

Author: Alejandro Teitelbaum, former UN representative, American Association of Jurists; published by Jus Semper Global Alliance

In his 2009 report Ruggie kept unchanged the bottom line imposed by transnational corporations: no proposal, whatsoever, of binding international norms for business enterprises...We will examine three aspects of Mr. Ruggie’s Report for 2010: his work...

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15 June 2010

Opinion: Business and human rights: Why investors need rules not principles

Author: Rory Sullivan, formerly Head of Responsible Investment at Insight Investment & member of Amnesty Intl. UK Business Group, in Ethical Corporation

The lack of consensus on the human rights obligations of companies...has made it difficult for companies, even those that take a highly proactive approach to managing their human rights issues, to demonstrate that all relevant human rights issues have...

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1 June 2010

The Ruggie Framework: An Adequate Rubric for Corporate Human Rights Obligations?

Author: David Bilchitz, University of Johannesburg, in SUR International Journal on Human Rights

Part I of this paper is concerned...with capturing accurately what [the Ruggie framework]...envisages as being the nature of the responsibilities of corporations in relation to fundamental rights...Part II of this paper critically evaluates Ruggie’s...

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31 March 2010

Transnational corporations and the duty to respect basic human rights

Author: Denis G. Arnold, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, in Business Ethics Quarterly

[T]he United Nations Special Representative on the issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations has emphasized a tripartite framework regarding business and human rights that includes the state “duty to protect,” the TNC “responsibility to...

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4 December 2009
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Author: Delphine Abadie - allAfrica.com

Cette analyse met en lumière un des obstacles actuels à la justice internationale… J'exposerai…une série d'obstacles considérables auxquels demeurent confrontées les victimes potentielles dans leur combat contre l'impunité des entreprises…Selon la sous...

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15 April 2009

[PDF] Durban Review Conference and caste-based discrimination

Author: International Dalit Solidarity Network, Human Rights Watch, the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights and 6 other supporting organisations

Caste-based discrimination…subjects an estimated 260 million people globally to discrimination on the grounds of work and descent…Victims suffer a hidden apartheid of segregation, modern-day slavery and other forms of discrimination...While the Durban...

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