Third annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights (Geneva, 1-3 Dec 2014)

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23 December 2014

Commentary on UN Forum: "Civil society demonstrates the limitations of the Guiding Principles"

Author: Conectas

"3rd UN Forum on Business and Human Rights: Civil society demonstrates the limitations of the Guiding Principles", 18 Dec 2014...

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23 December 2014

Commentary: "UN Forum ends with no substantial progress"

Author: Conectas

"Forum ends with no substantial progress: Isolated changes fail to track the defense of companies and the meeting ends without solutions for victims", 11 Dec 2014...

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22 December 2014

Commentary on UN Forum: "Reason and Clarity in Business and Human Rights: John Ruggie's Closing Plenary Remarks Delivered at the 3rd U.N. Forum"

Author: Larry Catá Backer, Penn State Law

Professor Ruggie's Closing Plenary Remarks to the 3rd Annual Forum are well worth reading as one of the best descriptions of the value of the UNGP's going forward, the role of treaties in that context, and the contradictions of the current movement...

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16 December 2014

Commentary on UN Forum: "Reflections of a former supply chain professional turned academic on business and human rights"

Author: Marcia Narine, St. Thomas University School of Law, on Law Professors Blog Network

"Reflections of a former supply chain professional turned academic on business and human rights", 11 Dec 2014...

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16 December 2014

Commentary on UN Forum: "Time for human rights to get down to business?"

Author: Adam Smith-Anthony, Omnia Strategy, on UK Human Rights blog

"Time for human rights to get down to business?", 12 Dec 2014...

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9 December 2014

Commentary: Discussions on implementing UN Guiding Principles in mining & metals industry at UN Forum

Author: The International Council on Mining and Metals

"Third United Nations’ Business and Human Rights Forum highlights the challenges of implementing the UN Guiding Principles in the mining and metals industry", Dec 2014...

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9 December 2014

Commentary: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable Reflects on the Third Annual Forum

Author: Amol Mehra, ICAR

"Mo and the Movement: Reflections on the Third Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights", 8 Dec 2014...

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9 December 2014

Guardian Sustainable Business' Marc Gunther comments on UN Forum: "Whose job is it to protect human rights?"

Author: Marc Gunther, Guardian (UK)

"Whose job is it to protect human rights?" 3 December 2014...

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9 December 2014
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Author: Servicio Internacional de Derechos Humanos

En el marco del Foro de la ONU sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos, el Servicio Internacional para los Derechos Humanos (ISHR) está dedicando esta edición de su Human Rights Monitor a la cuestión de cómo defender los derechos humanos en el contexto de...

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5 December 2014

CIDSE argues that the process towards a binding instrument is an opportunity to strengthen UN Framework

"UN Business & Human Rights Framework: More action required at national and international level to stop human rights abuses by business", Dec 2014...

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