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8 November 2004

Three steps to social justice

Author: Peter Frankental, Economic Relations Programme Director, Amnesty Intl. UK, in Guardian [UK]

There are three regulatory measures that would make an enormous difference to the rights of citizens in developing countries and that would be a good starting point for developing an international framework of rules for business.

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5 November 2004

UN examines human rights responsibilities of transnational corporations

Author: EurActiv.com

The UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has been mandated to prepare a report focusing on the responsibilities of transnational corporations and related business enterprises with regard to human rights.

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1 November 2004

[PDF] Embedding Human Rights into Business Practice

Author: UN Global Compact, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

The present book, published jointly by the Global Compact Office and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, aims to provide information to companies to help with the human rights challenges they face and give informative and useful...

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26 October 2004

[Intl. Commission of Jurists submission to UN consultation on business & human rights]

Author: Intl. Commission of Jurists

It is sometimes contended that human rights only bind states and not non-state actors and can therefore not be imposed on private companies. There are, however, no legal or conceptual arguments that prevent companies having direct responsibilities for...

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Article
24 October 2004

Human rights Norms at the UN

Author: Tobias Webb, Ethical Corporation

A new report is due...on the state of controversial draft human rights rules. The draft “United Nations Norms on the Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises with Regard to Human Rights”...attracted huge...

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4 October 2004

[PDF] Lawhouse submission on UN Norms to OHCHR [Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights]

Author: Sune Skadegard Thorsen, Partner, Lawhouse.dk

It is apparent that internationally binding standards would greatly improve the levelling of the playing field and reduce impunity for corporations. It should appear evident that such binding standards will only create a minimum level of protection...

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1 October 2004
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1 October 2004

[DOC] Declaration regarding the Draft Norms on the Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises with Regard to Human Rights

Author: Third World Network Europe (declaration signed by 84 organisations)

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Article
30 September 2004

The U.N. Norms: Towards Greater Corporate Accountability - Statement on the United Nations Norms on the Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with Regard to Human Rights to the Office of the United Nations High...

Author: Human Rights Watch

Within this context, the Norms can play a very important role in standardizing all companies’ responsibilities and the procedures to ensure compliance. The Norms recognize that the fundamental obligation for upholding human rights lies with...

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30 September 2004

[PDF] Responsibilities of trans-national corporations and related business enterprises with regard to human rights [TwentyFifty submission to UN consultation on business & human rights]

Author: TwentyFifty [UK-based human rights consultancy]

Through our experience of working with the Norms, we wish to emphasise the value that they are already playing in education...Their impact has been threefold: i) In raising awareness of the range and nature of the impacts that businesses have on human...

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