12 introductory reports on business & human rights
These 12 introductory reports from a range of sources provide an overview of business & human rights issues.
"Business and human rights: Towards operationalizing the “protect, respect and remedy” framework" [PDF]
John Ruggie, UN Special Representative on business & human rights, 22 Apr 2009. Also John Ruggie's previous reports to UN Human Rights Council.
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"Human Rights: A Global Perspective"
Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights & President of Ireland, Director of Realizing Rights, remarks to UN Global Compact U.S. Network Meeting, 28 Apr 2008
"Human rights translated: A business reference guide" [PDF]
Castan Centre, Intl. Business Leaders Forum, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Global Compact, Dec 2008
"Business, human rights and accountability" [PDF]
Nicholas Howen, Secretary-General, Intl. Commission of Jurists, 21 Sep 2005
"A Practical Handbook on Business and Human Rights"
María Prandi & Joseph M. Lozano, Escola de Cultura de Pau & ESADE Business School, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), 2009
- [español] Guía práctica de derechos humanos para empresas, Septiembre 2006
“The difference between CSR and human rights”
Christopher Avery, Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, in Corporate Citizenship Briefing, Aug-Sep 2006
“On the margins of profit – rights at risk in the global economy”
Human Rights Watch, 18 Feb 2008
"Red Flags - Liability risks for companies operating in high-risk zones"
International Alert & Fafo Institute, 2008
“Why all companies should address human rights” [PDF]
Christopher Avery, Annabel Short, Gregory Tzeutschler Regaignon, in ICCA Handbook on CSR and Corporate Culture, Sep 2006
“Human rights, it is your business” [PDF]
International Business Leaders Forum, 2005
“Beyond voluntarism: Human rights and the developing international legal obligations of companies”
International Council on Human Rights Policy, Jan 2002
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Author: Christopher Avery, Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, in Corporate Citizenship Briefing
A traditional CSR [corporate social responsibility] approach does not protect reputation, because it addresses only certain issues and leaves the company exposed on others. Only a human rights approach provides companies with a framework of globally...
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