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Reports to UN Human Rights Council > 2006


2006 report by John Ruggie to Human Rights Council, and related materials

Report, discussion by UN Human Rights Council

1. Text of the interim report, 22 Feb 2006  Español Français
     - Statement by John Ruggie to UN Human Rights Council, introducing his interim report & outlining his work plan (25 Sep 2006) [PDF]
     - français: Déclaration de John Ruggie au Conseil des droits de l’homme des Nations Unies, dans laquelle il introduit son rapport intérimaire et décrit son programme de travail (25 septembre 2006) [PDF]

2. Discussion of Ruggie's interim report by UN Human Rights Council - comments by 12 govts. & 3 NGOs, and Ruggie's remarks (25-26 Sep 2006) [DOC]

3. Video clips of statements at UN Human Rights Council:

  • 25 Sep 2006 video clips include (in the following order, near bottom of page):
    • John Ruggie's introduction of his interim report
    • comments & questions about Ruggie's report by governments: Switzerland, Chile, Finland (on behalf of European Union), Argentina
  • 26 Sep 2006 video clips include (in the following order, near top of page):
    • comments & questions about Ruggie's report by governments: Belgium, Liechtenstein, Norway, Bangladesh, France, Senegal, United Kingdom, Peru
    • comments on Ruggie's report by NGOs: Centre Europe – Tiers Monde, International League for the Rights and Liberation of Peoples, Indian Movement "Tupaj Amaru"
    • response by John Ruggie


Commentaries on the interim report

Amnesty International: [PDF] Letter to John Ruggie, 27 Mar 2006
     - [PDF] response by John Ruggie, 1 May 2006

Aron Cramer, Business for Social Responsibility: [PDF] Statement, Mar 2006

Mallen Baker, Business Respect: Mapping out the way ahead for business and human rights Baker, 12 Mar 2006

Earthrights International, Ominous Outlook for the UN Norms, 22 Mar 2006
     - [PDF] Response by John Ruggie, 23 Mar 2006

Peter Davis, Ethical Corporation: Business, human rights and the UN: John Ruggie – the story so far, 10 Mar 2006

FIDH (Intl. Federation of Human Rights Leagues): [PDF] Position paper, 15 Mar 2006
     - [PDF] Response by John Ruggie to FIDH, 20 Mar 2006

Gareth Sweeney, Human Rights Features: [PDF] [scroll to page 8] "Transnational Corporations: ‘Principled pragmatism’ or mere antagonism? How Professor Ruggie’s censure of the Norms on TNCs has affected the stakeholder initiative", 18-24 Sep 2006

Joint NGO comments: [DOC] joint NGO comments, 18 May 2006 (Español) (Français)
     - [PDF] response by John Ruggie to joint NGO comments, 18 May 2006 

Dr. Karsten Nowrot, Faculty of Law, Martin Luther University (Germany): [PDF] The 2006 Interim Report of the UN Special Representative on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations: Breakthrough or Further Polarization?, 20 Mar 2006

Oxford Analytica: Oxford International: Human rights/business report divides, 14 Mar 2006

Luke Eric Peterson, Embassy (Canadian magazine): You Need Lots of Political Will to Rein In the World's Exploitative Corporate Cowboys, 15 Mar 2006

Mary Robinson, President of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: [PDF] Commentary, 31 Mar 2006
     - [PDF] response by John Ruggie, 31 Mar 2006

Bart Mongoven, Stratfor: The Death of the UN Norms, 9 Mar 2006