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27 October 2011

Analysis of UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, with special emphasis on natural resources extractive industries

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27 October 2011
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Author: Southern Lights Group [Argentina]

Análisis del contenido e implicancias de los Principios Rectores sobre las empresas y los derechos humanos de la ONU, con especial énfasis en las industrias extractivas de recursos naturales.

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1 October 2011

[PDF] Board of Directors [announcement]

Author: Shift

Shift, the new independent, non‐profit center for business and human rights practice is pleased to announce the formation of its Board. Chaired by John Ruggie, the former Special Representative of the UN Secretary‐General for Business and Human...

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1 October 2011

[PDF] Companies in Conflict Situations: Advancing the Research Agenda

Author: Institut Català Internacional per la Pau

[T]he [conference’s] first panel…look[ed] at how business actors contribute to conflict through their participation in particular markets. What are the incentives for acting this way and how can states and the international community help to resolve...

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27 September 2011

[PDF] Keynote Address at Commit!Forum, New York Stock Exchange

Author: Prof. John Ruggie, Harvard Univ. [USA], former UN Special Representative on business & human rights

Your inviting me...demonstrates how tightly linked the worlds of business and human rights have become. Your Forum is very timely because this subject has evolved rapidly in the international community...I’ll address three questions today: Why did...

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23 September 2011

[PDF] Letter attaching: "Special Procedures mandate holders to be appointed at the 18th session of the Human Rights Council"

Author: Laura Dupuy Lasserre, President of UN Human Rights Council

Working group on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises:...

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21 September 2011

[PDF] Business and Human Rights Revitalized: A New UN Framework Meets Texaco in the Amazon

Author: Chris Jochnick and Nina Rabaeus, in Suffolk Transnational Law Review, Symposium 2010, 33 / 413

This article describes the evolution of the business and human rights debate leading up to the Ruggie Framework and then takes the concrete case of Texaco in Ecuador – the impact of its operations and the struggle to hold the company accountable – to...

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15 September 2011

Plenary meeting of Voluntary Principles on Security & Human Rights - summary of proceedings

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15 September 2011

[PDF] Keynote Remarks at Extraordinary Plenary - Voluntary Principles on Security & Human Rights

Author: John Ruggie, Harvard University, former UN Special Representative on business & human rights

...[This] initiative...deals with the most palpable and widely recognized of all human rights: the physical security and integrity of the person...You understand better than I that managing this challenge was made more difficult by the fact that many...

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13 September 2011

Asia Pulp & Paper Follows UN Lead, Commits to First-Ever Human Rights Audit

Author: Asia Pulp & Paper (APP)

"Protect, Respect and Remedy" Framework to Be Cornerstone of APP Sustainability Program...Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) [part of Sinar Mas] is initiating its first-ever comprehensive human rights audit across the company's Indonesian operations,...

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