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1 February 2010

[PDF] “Protect, respect and remedy” – fleshing out John Ruggie’s concept concerning corporate responsibility for human rights. Input from German employers

Author: Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände (BDA–Association of German Employers’ Federations)

Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände (BDA – Association of German Employers’ Federations) has welcomed John Ruggie’s “protect, respect and remedy” as a conclusive concept for better implementation of human rights because ...

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23 February 2010

UN Special Representative Ruggie's online consultation forum extended until Dec 2010, new interactive features to be added

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Article
24 February 2010

Do you want to contribute to UN work on business and human rights? Now's your chance!

Author: Christine Bader, advisor to UN Special Representative on business & human rights

What does a good corporate human rights policy look like? What should trigger a company's assessment of its human rights impacts? When should human rights be integrated into other business processes, and when should they stand alone? To gather views...

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25 February 2010

UN Special Representative Ruggie address to business focuses on corporate responsibility to respect human rights, due dilligence

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Article
1 March 2010

Australia Should Set the Global Agenda on Business and Human Rights

Author: Phil Lynch, Director, Emily Howie, Senior Lawyer - Human Rights Law Resource Centre (HRLRC), in HRLRC Bulletin [Australia]

The advancement of the business and human rights agenda presents both an international opportunity and a responsibility for Australia (and the rest of the world). On the opportunity side, Australia’s adoption of the Special Representative’s framework...

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1 March 2010

[PDF] Society: Business and Human Rights [scroll to p. 16]

Author: United Nations Office in the Russian Federation

...[The] international forum ‘Business and Human Rights. Protect, Respect, and Remedy’ [was] held in Moscow on 16 March at the initiative of the United Nations and with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation... At the...

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1 March 2010

[Submission to "finance" discussion - online consultation of UN Special Representative on business & human rights (scroll down pg. to 1 Mar 2010 entry)]

Author: Andreas Missbach, BankTrack

In the process of developing a human rights policy a FI [financial institution] should:...

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2 March 2010

CSR Leader Profile: John Ruggie

Author: CSR International

CSR International Top 100 Leader (Ranked 21 in 2009)

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2 March 2010

U.N. Special Rep: Time to 'Know and Show'

Author: Juliette Terzieff, World Politics Review blog

The time has come for the private sector and its activist stakeholders to move from "name and shame" to "know and show," says United Nations Special Representative on Business and Human Rights John Ruggie... For corporations, the key operational...

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3 March 2010

[DOC] The Mandate of The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Business & Human Rights: A Briefing From The Special Representative’s Team to Civil Society

Author: Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition

Andrea Shemberg and Lene Wendland will be making presentations in relation to the work of the mandate to date, inviting discussion in relation to its significance, and exploring what may happen in the lead up to the 2011 Human Rights Council meeting.....

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