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16 June 2011
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Author: Human Rights Watch

Le Conseil des droits de l'homme de l'ONU est passé à côté d'une belle occasion d'agir pour lutter contre les atteintes aux droits humains dans le monde des affaires, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd'hui. Le 16 juin 2011, le Conseil a avalisé une...

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16 June 2011

Council establishes Working Group on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

Author: UN Human Rights Council

The Council decided to establish a Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises consisting of five independent experts, of balanced geographical representation, for a period of three years,...

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16 June 2011
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16 June 2011

Goldcorp, Novo Nordisk, Total & BP commit to respecting human rights & implementing UN Protect, Respect & Remedy Framework

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16 June 2011

How the UN human rights framework affects business

Author: [opinion] Wambui Kimathi & Louiza Kabiru, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, in Business Daily [Kenya]

In addition to the work done by civil society, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR)...has carried out a public inquiry into allegations of human rights violations in Magarini, Malindi...[The] “Protect, Respect, Remedy” Framework.....

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16 June 2011
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Author: Service d'information des Nations Unies

Le Conseil des droits de l'homme de l'ONU a adopté pour la première fois une nouvelle série de principes en matière de droits de l'homme à respecter dans le monde des affaires. Cet ensemble de règles visent à contraindre les entreprises à améliorer le...

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16 June 2011
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Author: Conseil des droits de l'homme des Nations Unies

Par une résolution adoptée sans vote, le Conseil a décidé de créer un groupe de travail pour une période de trois ans sur la question des droits de l'homme et des sociétés transnationales et autres entreprises commerciales. Le Conseil prie ce Groupe de...

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16 June 2011
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16 June 2011

Legal aid cuts will stop cases like Trafigura, UN official warns [UK]

Author: Owen Bowcott, Guardian [UK]

A senior UN official has warned the government that cuts to legal aid and changes to lawyers' fees will prevent claims, such as those in the Trafigura case, being brought against multinational businesses…John Ruggie…UN…special representative for...

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16 June 2011

U.N. Human Rights Council Endorses Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: Sarah A. Altschuller, Foley Hoag law firm, Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law blog

On June 16, the U.N. Human Rights Council formally endorsed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights prepared by the U.N. Special Representative for Business and Human Rights, Professor John Ruggie...The Principles provide high-level...

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