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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16 June 2011

UN Human Rights Council: Weak Stance on Business Standards - Global Rules Needed, Not Just Guidance

Author: Human Rights Watch

The UN Human Rights Council squandered an opportunity to take meaningful action to curtail business-related human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. The council...endorsed a set of "Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights" and...

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16 June 2011

[PDF] [Statements of Norway, UK, Ecuador delegations at UN Human Rights Council]

Author: Delegations of Norway, UK, Ecuador

- [Norway:] "I have the honour to introduce draft resolution L.17, entitled Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises on behalf of...[the] main sponsors, Argentina, India, Nigeria, the Russian Federation and...Norway...

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15 June 2011

[PDF] Human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

Author: UN Human Rights Council; sponsors: Argentina, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Guatemala, India, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Russia, Sweden, Turkey

The Human Rights Council...Welcomes the work and contributions of the Special Representative of the...

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14 June 2011

UN Human Rights Council vote this week on Guiding Principles is "seminal moment for global business community", says BSR

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14 June 2011

United Nations: A call for action to better protect the rights of those affected by business-related human rights abuses

Author: Amnesty International

Amnesty International urges UN member states to call for…a Special Procedure with a full mandate on business and human rights at the current session of the UN Human Rights Council…A strong Special Procedure is critical to…build on both the UN “Protect...

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1 January 2011

IHRB Submissions

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business

As a means of encouraging constructive dialogue on private sector related issues in the Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review process, this submission by the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) addresses aspects of the UK...

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2014 United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights [Geneva, 1-3 Dec 2014]

Author: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

The United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights was established to serve as a key global platform for stakeholders to take stock of such challenges and discuss the way forward, and the first two Forums, held in 2012 and 2013, have been the...

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26 February 2015

Official summary of 2014 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

Author: Mo Ibrahim, Chair of 2014 UN Forum

 "Summary of discussions of the Forum on Business and Human Rights, prepared by the Chair, Mo Ibrahim", 5 Feb 2015...

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