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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Call for applications: UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights seeks new members representing African & Eastern European states
The UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises is accepting applications for two new members, representing the African & Eastern European states respectively. The deadline to apply...
UK: CORE & Amnesty Int'l UK highlight shortcomings re export promotion & human rights in submission to UN Working Group
Author: CORE Coalition & Amnesty International UK
"CORE Coalition and Amnesty International UK joint submission to the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights: ensuring respect for human rights in the context of "economic diplomacy" and investment/trade promotion," 14 March 2018...
Call for inputs: UNWG report re ensuring respect for human rights in the context of “economic diplomacy” & investment/trade promotion
As part of its ongoing focus on the need for States to safeguard human rights in the context of their roles as economic actors, the Working Group is examining the leverage of States to promote corporate respect for human rights through their trade and...
Author: NVI Noticias (México)
“Preocupa permiso a eólica sin consulta previa en Unión Hidalgo”, Oaxaca 15 de enero de 2018...
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Author: Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos
"Con miras a fortalecer las medidas de remediación, concluye Tercera Consulta Regional sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos", 15 de diciembre de 2017Concluyó...[el 14 de diciembre]...en Santiago de Chile la tercera versión de la Consulta Regional para...
Author: Procuradoria Federal dos Direitos do Cidadão - PFDC/Ministério Público Federal (Brazil)
"PFDC participa da 3ª Consulta Regional para América Latina e Caribe sobre Princípios Orientadores da ONU", 18 de Dezembro de 2017O desenvolvimento e a implementação de mecanismos para uma conduta empresarial responsável e que assegure o respeito aos...
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Following abuses in Guatemala, Canadian NGOs propose a national human rights ombudsperson to oversee the mining sector
Author: National Observer (Canada)
“Raids, incarceration and decimated Indigenous land stains Canada's reputation in Guatemala”, 6 of December 2017...
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