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UN Working Group on business & human rights

The UN Working Group on business & human rights was established by the UN Human Rights Council in 2011 for a 3-year term that continues to be renewed.  Full details of its mandate, commentaries on its work, and other materials are on our dedicated portal.

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25 November 2018
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Author: Fundeps

“Actividad empresarial y derechos de las mujeres en la agenda de Naciones Unidas” – 14 de noviembre de 2018...

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25 November 2018

Japan: Civil society groups urge government to ensure inclusiveness in NAP formulation process

The Civil Society Platform for Japan’s National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (BHR-NAP Platform), a network of Japanese and international civil society organizations, has issued a statement stating that consultation with civil society in th...

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15 October 2018

UN Working Group issues report on human rights due diligence, with recommendations to governments, companies & investors

Full report to the UN General Assembly Companion note 1: Clarification of terms around human rights due diligence Companion note 2: Guidance to companies on human rights due diligence

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17 September 2018

Some observations and opinions on the “zero” version of the draft treaty on business and human rights

Author: Nicolás Carrillo-Santarelli, profesor Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia)

The very fact that the recently-published draft treaty “to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises” is expressly referred to as the “zero draft” is a testament to its...

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5 September 2018

UN experts call on business to implement policies to support & protect human rights defenders

Author: Anita Ramasastry, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights; Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders; David R. Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment & Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

"The deadly price of fighting for human and environmental rights", 04 Sep 2018...

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28 August 2018
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Procuradoria Federal dos Direitos do Cidadão, órgão do Ministério Público Federal, lança nota técnica sobre proteção e reparação de direitos humanos no âmbito de atividades empresariais. O documento contextualiza desafios sobre o tema no Brasil, tendo...

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22 August 2018
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22 August 2018
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Author: Grupo de Trabajo de expertos de la ONU sobre las empresas y los derechos humanos

Los principales objetivos del proyecto son:...

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21 August 2018

UN Working Group on business & human rights invites input on applying a gender lens to the UN Guiding Principles (deadline: 30 Oct)

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16 July 2018

United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights' statement at the end of mission to Kenya

Author: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

"Statement at the end of visit to Kenya by the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights"...

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