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30 September 2014
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Author: Pauline Carmel, Leadersleague

« Directions juridiques : méfiez-vous des droits de l'homme ! », 24 septembre 2014...

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26 September 2014

Swiss Foreign Affairs Committee calls for mandatory human rights due diligence for companies

Author: Swiss Coalition for Corporate Justice (SCCJ)

The Foreign Affairs Committee of Switzerland’s Lower Chamber has called for human rights and environmental due diligence to be a requirement for companies. The Committee has adopted a motion in response to the government’s comparative law study. The ...

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25 September 2014

US to develop National Action Plan consistent with UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights

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23 September 2014

Unilever & RAFI launch collaboration to advance corporate reporting on human rights

Author: Shift

Unilever and Shift are pleased to announce a collaboration in support of the Human Rights Reporting and Assurance Frameworks Initiative (RAFI). RAFI is a global initiative to promote transparency in how companies meet their responsibility to respect...

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17 September 2014

Danish Institute for Human Rights explains actions expected of states under UN Guiding Principles

Author: Stéphanie Lagoutte, Danish Institute for Human Rights, in Matters of concern - Human rights research papers series

"The State Duty to Protect Against Business-Related Human Rights Abuses. Unpacking Pillar 1 and 3 of the UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights and Business", 15 Sep 2014...

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12 September 2014

Commentary - Focus on Qatar: Why human rights research matters

Author: Priyanka Motaparthy on Institute of Human Rights and Business blog

Earlier this week in Qatar, authorities finally released researchers Krishna Upadhyaya and Ghimire Gundev, who were detained for eight days while in the country for the Norway-based Global Network for Rights and Development. Their story is but the...

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10 September 2014

Nominations open for Chairperson of 2014 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights (due 10 Oct)

The 3rd UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, due to be held from 1 to 3 December 2014, will focus on the following main areas:...

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9 September 2014

Commentary: John Ruggie offers advice to business & human rights treaty sponsors

Author: John G. Ruggie, Harvard Kennedy School, former UN Special Representative on business & human rights

"Quo Vadis? Unsolicited Advice to Business and Human Rights Treaty Sponsors", 9 Sep 2014...

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9 September 2014

UN expert says vulture fund litigation prevents indebted poor countries from using resources for their development

Author: UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky

"Multilateral legal framework to regulate debt restructuring processes: views by the Independent Expert", 5 September, 2014...

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9 September 2014

USA: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable issues report on respecting human rights in govt. purchasing

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