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2 December 2004

[DOC] Excerpts from submissions to United Nations consultation on business & human rights (submissions made available to the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre)

Author: compilation by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre covering submissions by various authors

[includes excerpts from submissions made by NGOs, companies, business organisations, govts., academics & other individuals]

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1 December 2004
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1 December 2004

Outcomes of intl. consultation on caste-based discrimination: Role of governments, UN & private sector

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1 December 2004
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1 December 2004

[DOC] The Norms at a watershed

Author: Sir Geoffrey Chandler (Founder-Chair Amnesty International UK Business Group 1991-2001, former senior manager at Royal Dutch/Shell, former Director General of the UK National Economic Development Office), in Ethical Corporation

The lasting value of the Norms [UN Norms on business & human rights] exercise...is that it has brought the human rights responsibilities of business to the top of the agenda from which they cannot be removed. It will now depend on the...

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1 December 2004

[PDF] Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights: Report 2 - Work in progress

Author: Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights (BLIHR)

The second report of the Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights (BLIHR) describes the collective and sector-specific work each of the member companies has initiated during 2004. [member companies are ABB, Barclays, Gap, Hewlett-Packard, MTV...

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1 December 2004

[PDF] Kathmandu Dalit Declaration - International Consultation on Caste-Based Discrimination - Establishing Dalit Rights in the Contemporary World; the Role of Governments, the United Nations and the Private Sector - November 29 – December 1 2004,...

Author: Participants in the Intl. Consultation on Caste-Based Discrimination

[see in particular: pg. 6, paras. 82-87 ("To the Private Sector including Transnational Corporations"); paras. 29-31, 42, 51, 73, 74, 78; Appendix A ("The Ambedkar Principles - Employment Principles to Assist Foreign Investors to Address Caste...

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1 December 2004

[PDF] The Privatization of Human Rights Violations – Business Impunity or Corporate Responsibility? The case of human rights abuses and torture in Iraq

Author: Nils Rosemann, in Nebula

...interrogations by private military and security corporations are just the tip of the iceberg...there are about 20,000 private security contractors in Iraq, including Americans, Iraqis and other foreigners. [refers to DynCorp (part of Computer...

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29 November 2004

full report: "Clouds of injustice - Bhopal disaster 20 years on"

Author: Amnesty Intl.

[refers to Union Carbide (part of Dow Chemical)]

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10 November 2004

[PDF] [Intl. Business Leaders Forum submission to UN consultation on business & human rights]

Author: Intl. Business Leaders Forum

...the IBLF believes that there is a need for an authoritative and comprehensive set of guidelines on the applicability of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to companies that distils into one the numerous existing human rights related...

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