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7 October 2005

Voluntary Contributions of Global Business to Development – the Pyrrhic Victory of the United Nations World Summit 2005

Author: Nils Rosemann, Attorney at Law / Human Rights & Development Consultant

Notwithstanding their power, influence and resources, the [UN] world summit [2005] concluded that business entities are only requested to make voluntary contributions to development and human rights...The evaluation below will explain why the...

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Article
21 September 2005

[DOC] Report from the ‘Business and human Rights’ Conference

Author: Danish Section of International Commission of Jurists & Danish Peace Foundation

Opening Remarks By Sune Skadegaard Thorsen, Chair-person, ICJ – Danish Section... Business, Human Rights and Accountability By Nicholas Howen, Secretary-General; International Commission of Jurists... Accountability and Human Rights By Margaret Jungk...

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Article
21 September 2005

[PDF] Business, human rights and accountability [speech by Nick Howen]

Author: Nicholas Howen, Secretary-General, International Commission of Jurists

Delivered at the ‘Business and Human Rights’ Conference - Organized by the Danish Section of the ICJ [International Commission of Jurists] - Copenhagen, 21 September 2005 - ...I see no alternative but to move gradually towards developing a set of...

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Article
9 August 2005

VIEW: The power of consumers

Author: Syed Mohammad Ali, development consultant and international fellow of Open Society Institutes network, in Daily Times [Pakistan]

...ordinary consumers around the world can ensure that global corporations become more generous and do not profit by exploiting poor people or the natural environment...Corporations themselves generally favour a voluntary approach to social...

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Article
1 April 2005

[PDF] The added value of the UN Norms - A comparative analysis of the UN Norms for Business with existing international instruments

Author: Joris Oldenziel, SOMO

This paper deals with the question whether the UN Norms...can have an added value to...three key intergovernmental codes...the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the UN Global Compact and the ILO Tripartite Declaration Concerning...

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7 March 2005
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Author: Le Forum citoyen pour la RSE [Responsabilité Sociale des Entreprises], Les Amis de la Terre France, Amnesty international (section française), Centre de recherche et d'information pour le développement (CRID), Comité catholique contre la faim et pour le développement (CCFD), Confédération française démocratique du travail (CFDT), Confédération générale du travail (CGT)

Le "Forum citoyen pour la responsabilité sociale des entreprises" appelle les pouvoirs publics français et tous les acteurs concernés à oeuvrer pour que la Commission des Droits de l'Homme des Nations Unies (CDH NU) adopte lors de sa 61ème session le...

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Article
2 March 2005

[DOC] Business and Human Rights: Advancing Corporate Accountability

Author: Human Rights Watch

The Commission on Human Rights should continue to consider the issue of corporate responsibility, extend the multi-stakeholder consultation process it initiated last year, and provide for a mechanism, such as the appointment of special advisor, to...

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1 March 2005

[PDF] Human Security, Corporate Accountability and the Regulation of Trade and Investment

Author: Penelope Simons, Canadian Consortium on Human Security, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia

Part I of this paper examines how transnational corporate activity can violate or contribute to violations of human rights and human security...Part II...examines the relationship between the regulation of international trade, TNC activity under trade...

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15 February 2005

Report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on business & human rights (Feb 2005)

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Article
15 February 2005

[DOC] Report of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights on the responsibilities of transnational corporations and related business enterprises with regard to human rights

Author: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Commission might wish to consider further the effect of imposing direct legal obligations on business entities under international human rights law and how such obligations might be monitored...the High Commissioner underlines not only the...

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