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1 September 2004
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Autor(a): Rights and Accountability in Development; World University Service (German Committee)-Forum Menschenrechte; International Network for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

There are many initiatives today that set guidelines for company activities, including the observance of human rights in general terms...However, whether unique to a particular company or adopted sector-wide, voluntary initiatives and codes often lack...

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1 September 2004

[PDF] Presentación Conjunta ante la Oficina del Alto Comisionado (OACDH) sobre las Responsabilidades de las Empresas respecto de los Derechos Humanos

Autor(a): Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID); World University Service (Comité alemán)-Forum Menschenrechte; Red Internacional para los Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales (Red-DESC)

Son muchas las iniciativas que actualmente definen pautas para las actividades de las empresas, incluyendo el respeto de los derechos humanos en general...Las iniciativas voluntarias pueden funcionar en el caso de las empresas bien intencionadas, pero...

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1 September 2004
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Autor(a): International Network for Economic, Social & Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net)

Many contributions from ESCR-Net participants focused on the need to implement greater corporate accountability for human rights, ideally through a common global framework. Most contributions emphasized using the UN Norms as the best tool for this...

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1 September 2004
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Autor(a): Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

...the Norms already represent a big leap forward in the field of international human rights standards for TNCs. Their traits of being tailored, universal, comprehensive and authoritative set them apart from all other initiatives and this in itself has...

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1 September 2004
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Autor(a): European Union

[NOTE: the link connects to letter from Government of Greece attaching the full text of "EU Reply to the OHCHR Questionnaire on Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations and Related Business Enterprises with Regard to Human Rights"]...the prime...

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27 August 2004
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Autor(a): Sir Geoffrey Chandler, former director of Shell International, Founder-Chair of the Amnesty International UK Business Group 1991-2001, in Independent [UK]

Nearly 70 per cent of the world's proven reserves of oil and gas lie in countries with poor human rights records...The recently developed United Nations Norms for the human rights responsibilities of companies now offer an opportunity to extend the...

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1 August 2004
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Autor(a): Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa (Lecturer in Law, Department of Commercial Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town)

[comments contributed to Intl. Network for Economic, Social & Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net), in advance of ESCR-Net’s submission to UN stakeholder consultation on business & human rights]....the [UN] Norms have many advantages over existing...

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16 July 2004
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Autor(a): Sir Geoffrey Chandler (Founder Chair, Amnesty International UK Business Group, 1991-2001; former Director General, UK National Economic Development Office; a former Director of Shell International)

A set of UN-endorsed norms or principles for businesses, clearly and unambiguously worded, recognising the benefits that companies bring, but also the harm they can do if such norms or principles are disregarded in practice, would be of immense value...

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25 June 2004
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Autor(a): Sune Skadegaard Thorsen, Attorney at Law, and Annemarie Meisling, Assistant Attorney at Law, Lawhouse.dk (submitted for the Intl. Bar Association / International Association of Young Lawyers conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, Amsterdam, 25 - 26 June 2004)

The Draft Norms is a first attempt to establish an international framework for mandatory standards on Corporate Social Responsibility. The paper discusses both opportunities and shortcomings of the Norms. [refers to members of the Business Leaders...

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25 June 2004
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Autor(a): Sir Geoffrey Chandler

Companies today have a choice – of continuing to oppose anything that goes beyond the voluntary, so incurring further erosion of reputation and public trust, or of engagingly constructively with efforts to provide an appropriate regulatory framework.

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