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30 June 2011

[PDF] The U.N. “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework: Applications of the Framework

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

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for business and human rights has identified instances of applications of the U.N. “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework, in whole or in part, as a resource for those looking for...

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29 June 2011

Focus: UN endorses Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights

Author: Allens Arthur Robinson

The United Nations Human Rights Council has…endorsed the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights, entrenching them as an authoritative standard for the conduct expected of both States and business…[T]he Guiding Principles for Business and...

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24 June 2011

Australia: Allens Arthur Robinson outlines how UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights will affect its clients

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24 June 2011

[DOC] ING congratulates UN Special Representative John Ruggie & his team on endorsement of Guiding Principles

Author: ING

ING congratulates the UN Special Representative John Ruggie and his team on the endorsement of the Guiding Principles for the implementation of the Framework by the UN Human Rights Council. This is an important milestone in the protection and...

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21 June 2011

Business and Human Rights: CRIN response to adoption of the Guiding Principles

Author: Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)

[T]he Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) submitted detailed comments to the Special Representative [SRSG]…as part of the Special Representative's public consultation process on the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights…[O]ur comments...

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20 June 2011

States, companies must ensure human rights, UN expert says

Author: Ulrike Mast-Kirschning, Deutsche Welle

The United Nations called on American professor John Ruggie to develop a means of meshing human rights and business practices. After six years of work, his ideas met with approval by the UN's Human Rights Council...Ruggie spoke to Deutsche Welle about...

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17 June 2011

Business and human rights: new United Nations guidelines

Author: European Commission - Directorate General Enterprise & Industry

European Commission Vice-President Tajani has welcomed the approval of new United Nations guiding principles on business and human rights...[The] guiding principles set out clear expectations of what governments and enterprises should do to ensure...

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17 June 2011

UN Adopts Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights - What Comes Next?

Author: Scott Jerbi, Institute for Human Rights and Business

How important is the Council’s decision and what does it mean for the future?...[T]he Human Rights Council’s endorsement of the Guiding Principles could not be stronger...Until now, business performance on human rights has been assessed against a wide...

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17 June 2011

UN Human Rights Council adopts Guiding Principles on business conduct, yet victims still waiting for effective remedies

Author: Intl. Federation for Human Rights

“FIDH welcomes the creation of a working group, which mandate is focused on the dissemination and implementation of the Guiding Principles, but regrets that it fails to sufficiently address victims dire need to access effective remedies”, says Souhayr...

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16 June 2011

Businesses and Transnational Corporations Have a Responsibility to Respect Human Rights - Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights

Author: HumanRights.gov, US Government

The Human Rights Council adopted by consensus June 16, 2011 a ground-breaking resolution on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises. Expressing U.S. government support for the resolution, Deputy...

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