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27 October 2009

Osgoode Hall Law School convenes Expert Consultation in Support of Corporate Law Tools Project of UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights

Author: Osgoode Hall Law School, York Univ. [Canada]

York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School is convening next month’s Expert Consultation on Corporate Law and Human Rights: Opportunities and Challenges of Using Corporate Law to Encourage Corporations to Respect Human Rights. The expert consultation,...

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27 October 2009

UK Govt consultation on updating OECD Guidelines - invites views from stakeholders (deadline 25 Jan 2010)

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29 October 2009

[PDF] Remarks for ICJ [Intl. Commission of Jurists] Access to Justice Workshop

Author: UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

I have been asked to sketch out the contours of my UN mandate and how access to judicial remedy fits within it... [S]ignificant barriers to accessing effective judicial remedy persist. My mandate is focused on identifying legal and practical barriers...

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1 November 2009

Statement on UN Special Representative Ruggie's "Protect, Respect, Remedy" framework by Swedish & Spanish Govts. (current & incoming EU Presidents)

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1 November 2009

[PDF] Note on ISO 26,000 Guidance Draft Document

Author: UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

The International Organization for Standardization’s initiative to develop a “Guidance on social responsibility” for all types of organisations (ISO 26,000) is as important as it is complex. It has the potential to support the United Nations “protect,...

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1 November 2009

[PDF] Protect, Respect, Remedy – Making the European Union take a lead in promoting Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: Swedish Govt. Presidency of European Union; incoming Spanish Govt. Presidency of EU

Referring to the recent discussions at the conference Protect, Respect, Remedy – a Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Stockholm on 10–11 November 2009, the Swedish Presidency of the European Union and the incoming Spanish...

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5 November 2009

[PDF] "Just business: Why companies must pay attention to human rights" - Keynote Address, Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (Toronto, 5 Nov 2009)

Author: John Ruggie, UN Special Representative for Business & Human Rights

I’ve been asked to provide an update on my mandate…Let me turn to two components of the [Protect, Respect and Remedy] framework that relate directly to corporations: first, human rights due diligence, and second, grievance mechanisms. The corporate...

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5 November 2009

[PDF] Corporate Law Tools Project - Summary Report [of] Expert Meeting - Opportunities and Challenges of Using Corporate Law to Encourage Corporations to Respect Human Rights

Author: UN Special Representative John Ruggie

On 5-6 November 2009, York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School [in Toronto, Canada]...convened an expert meeting in support of the Corporate Law Tools Project of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) on Business and Human...

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10 November 2009
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10 November 2009
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Author: Présidence suédoise de l'Union européenne

Lors de la première journée de la conférence de l'UE sur la responsabilité sociale des entreprises (RSE), Ewa Björling, Ministre déléguée au commerce, a souligné que cette question relevait, en premier lieu, de la responsabilité des entreprises. Le...

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