UN Working Group on business & human rights

The UN Working Group on business & human rights was established by the UN Human Rights Council in 2011 for a 3-year term that continues to be renewed.  Full details of its mandate, commentaries on its work, and other materials are on our dedicated portal.

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6 June 2019

UN Working Group calls on G20 to step up on business & human rights

Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights

"Time for the G20 to act on commitments and step up leadership on business and human rights", June 2019...

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7 May 2019
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Author: Instituto Danés de Derechos Humanos

“Empresas y derechos humanos en América Latina y el Caribe” – 1 de mayo de 2019...

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2 April 2019

UN WG on business & human rights and various special rapporteurs call on gov't to protect HRDs vs Thammakaset suits

30 January 2019...

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7 March 2019

Commentary: The Way Ahead for a UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Author: Antonella Angelini, Columbia Law School, on Fair Observer

"The Way Ahead for a UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights", 28 Feb 2019...

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1 March 2019
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Author: Radio Nacional

“MINJUSDH destaca avances del Plan de Acción sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos” – 28 de febrero de 2019...

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17 February 2019
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Author: Educa Oaxaca (México)

“Caso CODEDI: Detención arbitraria y abuso en contra de defensor de DH Froylán González”, 12 de febrero de 2019...

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5 December 2018

India: UN experts condemn deadly police response to protest against Vedanta's copper smelting plant

Author: UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner (OHCHR)

"UN experts condemn deadly police response to protest against copper smelting plant in India, call for probe", 31 May 2018...

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25 November 2018
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Author: Fundeps

“Actividad empresarial y derechos de las mujeres en la agenda de Naciones Unidas” – 14 de noviembre de 2018...

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25 November 2018

Japan: Civil society groups urge government to ensure inclusiveness in NAP formulation process

The Civil Society Platform for Japan’s National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (BHR-NAP Platform), a network of Japanese and international civil society organizations, has issued a statement stating that consultation with civil society in th...

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15 October 2018

UN Working Group issues report on human rights due diligence, with recommendations to governments, companies & investors

Full report to the UN General Assembly Companion note 1: Clarification of terms around human rights due diligence Companion note 2: Guidance to companies on human rights due diligence

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