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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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16 June 2011

U.S. Backs UN Business Guidelines, Steps to Safeguard Workers

Author: Bill Varner, Bloomberg

The U.S. joined 46 other nations on the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in endorsing the first global standards detailing government duties to regulate business activities and corporate responsibilities to respect human rights. The council created a...

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16 June 2011

UN Council Endorses Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: Faris Natour, Director - Human Rights, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), in Business Ethics magazine

The United Nations Human Rights Council today endorsed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights proposed by UN Special Representative John Ruggie...Going forward, with a new UN working group building capacity for and driving implementation...

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16 June 2011

UN Human Rights Council endorses the New Guiding Principles

Author: International Business Leaders Forum

Ahead of the UN Human Rights Council’s endorsement on the Guiding Principles for the implementation of the UN Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework, Goldcorp, Novo Nordisk, Total and BP plc have publicly declared their commitment to the implementation...

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16 June 2011

UN Human Rights Council establishes Working Group on business & human rights - includes statements by govt. delegations

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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
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Ecuador no se opondrá al consenso [sobre la resolución Derechos Humanos y Empresas Transnacionales]...[pero cree] que el proyecto de resolución deja de lado...la creación de un marco legal internacional vinculante para las transnacionales...[ni...

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16 June 2011

[PDF] Delegation from Ecuador: 17th Session of the Human Rights Council: Resolution on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations

Ecuador will not stand in the way of consensus on the resolution [on business and human rights]...We believe that the draft resolution does not address the key issue giving rise to this special mandate, which is the creation of a binding international...

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16 June 2011

[PDF] Letter of support for the UN Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework

Author: International Business Leaders Forum

The International Business Leaders Forum and other leading companies undersigned, confirm our support of the UN Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework, as advanced by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and...

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