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UN Secretary-General's Special Representative on business & human rights

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5 October 2009

[DOC] Opening statement by Navanethem Pillay to OHCHR consultation on business and human rights (Geneva, 5-6 Oct 2009)

Author: Navanethem Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

I welcome you to this important consultation on business and human rights. It is the first time a multi-stakeholder consultation on this topic is convened at the request of the Human Rights Council. This is an indication that the issue of business...

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5 October 2009

[PDF] Opening remarks by John Ruggie to UN consultation on operationalizing the framework for business and human rights presented by the Special Representative (Palais des Nations, Geneva 5-6 October 2009)

Author: Prof. John Ruggie, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

In June 2008, the United Nations Human Rights Council unanimously welcomed the “protect, respect and remedy” policy framework…The Council also extended my mandate by another three years, tasking me with “operationalizing” the framework…[L]et me take...

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6 October 2009

[PDF] Summary report of side event: “Follow the money – How companies are impacting human rights: corruption, payments to rebels, inequitable contracts, tax avoidance, transfer-pricing” (Geneva, 6 Oct 2009)

Author: Global Witness & Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

...This report provides a summary of the key issues discussed, and questions raised, at the side event...[that] took place alongside the two day United Nations’ Consultation on [John Ruggie's...

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13 October 2009

On Challenges to Operationalizing a Transnational Framework for Business and Human Rights--the View From Geneva

Author: Prof. Larry Catá Becker (Penn State Univ., USA), Law at the End of the Day blog

"On 5-6 October 2009, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) held a consultation: "Operationalizing the framework for business and human rights presented by the Special Representative"... This essay will briefly consider Mr....

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15 October 2009

Yahoo! at the UN

Author: Ebele Okobi-Harris, Director, Business & Human Rights Program, Yahoo!

In October, Yahoo!’s BHRP had the honor of participating in the United Nation’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ consultation on business and human rights in Geneva...presented by Special Representative of the Secretary-General on...

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22 October 2009
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Author: El Financiero

La mayoría de las firmas trasnacionales adolecen de los mecanismos necesarios para garantizar el respeto a los derechos humanos de sus trabajadores o de los pobladores en las zonas donde operan, según el experto John Ruggie. Ruggie, representante...

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22 October 2009

John Ruggie announces forthcoming project with UN & group of states to address issue of corporate human rights abuses in conflict zones

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22 October 2009

Nations join forces with UN to stamp out rights abuses in conflict zones

Author: UN News Centre

With the worst abuses of human rights by corporations taking place in areas of conflict,...[John Ruggie] announced that a group of nations is joining forces with the world body to identify how to quash such violations in war zones. Areas wracked by...

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22 October 2009

[PDF] Report from Sixty-fourth UN General Assembly - Third Committee [includes statement by John Ruggie - scroll to pg. 20]

Author: United Nations

…[T]he Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural)…heard [an] update from the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on human rights and transnational corporations…John Ruggie…recalled that the Human Rights Council had welcomed the ...

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23 October 2009

[PDF] Business and Human Rights in Conflict-affected Regions: The Roles of States

Author: United Nations

...The mandate of the Special Representative for business and human rights [John Ruggie]...is meant to identify ways and means for states and companies to prevent, mitigate and redress corporate‐related human rights harm...The most egregious business...

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