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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17 September 2018

Some observations and opinions on the “zero” version of the draft treaty on business and human rights

Author: Nicolás Carrillo-Santarelli, profesor Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia)

The very fact that the recently-published draft treaty “to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises” is expressly referred to as the “zero draft” is a testament to its...

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5 September 2018

UN experts call on business to implement policies to support & protect human rights defenders

Author: Anita Ramasastry, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights; Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders; David R. Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment & Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

"The deadly price of fighting for human and environmental rights", 04 Sep 2018...

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28 August 2018
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Procuradoria Federal dos Direitos do Cidadão, órgão do Ministério Público Federal, lança nota técnica sobre proteção e reparação de direitos humanos no âmbito de atividades empresariais. O documento contextualiza desafios sobre o tema no Brasil, tendo...

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22 August 2018
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22 August 2018
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Author: Grupo de Trabajo de expertos de la ONU sobre las empresas y los derechos humanos

Los principales objetivos del proyecto son:...

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21 August 2018

UN Working Group on business & human rights invites input on applying a gender lens to the UN Guiding Principles (deadline: 30 Oct)

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16 July 2018

United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights' statement at the end of mission to Kenya

Author: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

"Statement at the end of visit to Kenya by the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights"...

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Report
10 July 2018

Access to remedy through multi-stakeholder engagement: Insights from cases in Myanmar & South Africa

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre & Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

This report provides insights from two case study-based sessions entitled “Access to Remedy Through Multi-Stakeholder Engagement”, which took place on 28 November 2017 as part of the sixth annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights (the Forum). The ...

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25 June 2018

UNWG presents report to Human Rights Council on how States can incentivise corporate respect for human rights in trade promotion and finance

Author: Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights

“Human Rights Council discusses human rights and transnational corporations, and the independence of judges and lawyers” – June 25, 2018...

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23 April 2018
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Author: Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá

“Servicios Legales, Derechos Humanos y construcción de paz en Colombia”- 20 de abril de 2018...

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