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30 September 2004

[PDF] [US govt. submission to UN consultation on business & human rights]

Author: US govt.

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29 September 2004

[DOC] [Dutch Roundtable on Business and Human Rights submission to UN consultation on business & human rights]

Author: Kees van Tilburg, Chairman of Dutch Roundtable on Business and Human Rights

The Round Table is a forum where both Dutch multinationals as well as the Dutch Section of Amnesty International are represented...Companies represented now in the Round Table are: ABN AMRO Bank, Akzo Nobel, C&A Nederland, Heineken International,...

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29 September 2004

[PDF] The Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations and Related Business Enterprises with Regard to Human Rights [Submission by German NGOs to UN consultation on business & human rights]

Author: MISEREOR, Diakonisches Werk der EKD, Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen, FIAN, Germanwatch, WEED

[PDF] Whereas e.g. in trade law business accepts, or even asks for laws and regulations that demand tranparency and strict compliance with existing standards, companies in their majority so far refuse to accept similar compliance standards in regard to...

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29 September 2004

[PDF] [International Organisation of Employers (IOE) letter to D. Kedzia & submission to UN consultation on business & human rights]

Author: Antonio Peñalosa, International Organisation of Employers

As we see it, the problems of human rights today where they exist is not due to a lack of international instruments or the concerted bad behaviour of business. The human rights issues we see result from the action or inaction of governments and...

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Article
22 September 2004

[DOC] [Comments by Michelle Leighton & Naomi Roht-Arriaza about the UN Norms on business & human rights]

Author: Michelle Leighton (Law and Policy Consultant - International Environment, Human Rights, CSR) & Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza (University of California, Hastings College of the Law)

[comments contributed to Intl. Network for Economic, Social & Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net), in advance of ESCR-Net’s submission to UN stakeholder consultation on business & human rights]...these norms do not make "new" law for companies, but...

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Article
7 September 2004

[PDF] [International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) letter to Dzidek Kedzia & submission to UN consultation on business & human rights]

Author: Maria Livanos Cattaui, International Chamber of Commerce

...voluntary initiatives serve many constructive and useful purposes, including setting aspirational goals that organizations can work to achieve, coordinating policies among various organizations, communicating the commitment of an organization to a...

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1 September 2004

Joint submission to UN consultation on business & human rights by Intl. Network for Economic, Social & Cultural Rights and other NGOs (endorsements invited)

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1 September 2004

Report by Intl. Network for Economic, Social & Cultural Rights to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on human rights responsibilities of business

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1 September 2004
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Author: Rights and Accountability in Development; World University Service (German Committee)-Forum Menschenrechte; Réseau international pour les droits économiques, sociaux et culturels (Réseau-DESC)

Il existe de nombreuses initiatives visant à établir des principes directeurs censés régir l’activité des entreprises, y compris celles qui concernent le respect des droits humains en termes généraux...Ces initiatives et codes à caractère volontaire,...

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1 September 2004

[PDF] Joint Submission to OHCHR [Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights] on the Human Rights Responsibilities of Business

Author: Rights and Accountability in Development; World University Service (German Committee)-Forum Menschenrechte; International Network for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

There are many initiatives today that set guidelines for company activities, including the observance of human rights in general terms...However, whether unique to a particular company or adopted sector-wide, voluntary initiatives and codes often lack...

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