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1 April 2010

[PDF] Without Map or Compass - Credit Suisse, UBS and Human Rights

Author: Andreas Missbach, Berne Declaration

The Berne Declaration investigated the financial connections between the two largest Swiss banks, Credit Suisse and UBS and companies embroiled in serious controversies about human rights such as the right to life, the right to security, the right to...

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9 April 2010

Business and Human Rights: Further steps toward the operationalization of the “protect, respect and remedy” framework

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

Human rights due diligence can be a game-changer for companies: from “naming and shaming” to “knowing and showing.” Naming and shaming is a response by external stakeholders to the failure of companies to respect human rights. Knowing and showing is...

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19 April 2010

Interview with Professor John Ruggie, Special Representative of UN Secretary-General on business and human rights

Author: Interview by John Sherman, Chair of Intl. Bar Association Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

On Monday 19 April, the IBA held an interview and live Q&A session with Professor John Ruggie, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on business & human rights. Professor Ruggie discussed subjects including: His UN mandate; The ...

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29 April 2010

Institute for Human Rights and Business blog: John Ruggie on "Putting the 'Protect, Respect, Remedy' framework into practice"

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29 April 2010

Putting the "Protect, Respect, Remedy” Framework into Practice

Author: John Ruggie, UN Special Representative for Business and Human Rights, in Institute for Human Rights and Business blog

Last week, the latest report under my mandate as Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary General on business and human rights was released in advance of the June session of the U.N. Human Rights Council…My new report describes how the U.N. ...

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30 April 2010

[PDF] Expert Meeting of North American Corporate and External Counsel: Exploring Human Rights Due Diligence - Meeting Agenda

Author: held under the mandate of UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

[Session titles:] "Outlining the UN ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy’ Framework and the foundations of the Corporate Responsibility to Respect (RtR)" (SRSG [Special Representative], Prof John Ruggie)... "What are the implications of conducting HRts DD as...

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30 April 2010

[PDF] Expert Meeting of North American Corporate and External Counsel: Exploring Human Rights Due Diligence - Meeting Summary

Author: Held under the mandate of UN Special Representative John Ruggie

Legal experts and corporate representatives from over a dozen North Americanbased multinationals met to provide their perspectives on the ongoing work of Professor John Ruggie...to operationalize the UN “Protect, Respect, Remedy” Framework. The...

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1 May 2010

John Ruggie remarks to Intl. Labour Conference: “The ‘Protect, Respect & Remedy Framework: Implications for the ILO” (Geneva, 3 Jun)

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1 May 2010

[DOC] Precarious Work: Undermining Human Rights - submission to the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for Business and Human Rights

Author: International Metalworkers’ Federation (IMF)

The aim of our submission is to bring to your attention how companies worldwide are using creative forms of employment contracts that prevent workers from exercising their fundamental rights... Precarious work is rapidly becoming the biggest obstacle...

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1 May 2010

[PDF] Human Rights and Business Alert: Advanced Edited Version of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Human Rights and Business

Author: DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr law firm

The final draft of the Guiding Principles was published on 24 March by the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on [business & human rights, John Ruggie]...This is...a concrete and implementable set of guiding principles,...

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