Submissions to UN Special Representative John Ruggie - and responses

Civil society groups across Asia, 2009

[PDF] Submission to the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General from the Civil Society Groups across Asia, 2009
      - [PDF] SRSG Response to “Submission to the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General from the Civil Society Groups across Asia”

Richard Meeran, Partner, Leigh Day & Co., Jan 2009

[DOC] Open Letter to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Business and Human Rights: The genesis and development of MNC litigation in South Africa and a possible model for the future, 16 Jan 2009
- [PDF] SRSG’s Statement on Open Letter from Mr. Richard Meeran, 20 Jan 2009 

Univ. of Oxford Pro Bono Publico,  Aug 2008

[PDF] Obstacles to Justice and Redress for Victimes of Corporate Human Rights Abuses, Nov 2008

Note from Special Representative John Ruggie: "I thank and commend the Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) Research Team for their submission on Obstacles to Justice and Redress for Victims of Corporate Human Rights Abuse. As I noted in my 2008 report to the Human Rights Council, it is extremely important that we continue to learn, and raise awareness, about the obstacles faced by such victims in accessing remedies around the globe."

Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability, Jul 2008

[PDF] Submission to the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative on Business and Human Rights (SRSG)
- [PDF] UN Special Representative's response to previous draft of Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability's submission, 7 July 2008
- [DOC] Letter to UN Special Representative from Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability, 21 Jul 2008

Susan Aaronson, Research Associate Professor at Elliott School of Intl. Affairs, George Washington Univ. [USA], Apr 2008

[PDF] Submission to John Ruggie - Summary of Effect of WTO Rules on Business Ability to Meet Human Rights Responsibilities and upon the State Duty to Protect

CIDSE (Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité), Feb 2008

[PDF] "CIDSE submission to the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Business and Human Rights - Recommendations to reduce the risk of human rights violations and improve access to justice"

Karyn Keenan, Halifax Initiative, Jan 2008

[PDF] "Export Credit Agencies and the International Law of Human Rights"

Note from Special Representative John Ruggie: "The Special Representative (SRSG) is grateful to the Halifax Initiative for contributing to the developing discourse on the issue of export credit agencies and human rights.  This report will be helpful to the SRSG as he develops his views and recommendations for consideration by the Human Rights Council."

Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition [UK], Feb 2008

[PDF] "Corporate Abuse in 2007: A discussion paper on what changes in the law need to happen", Jennifer A. Zerk, Nov 2007

International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM): 3 submissions

[PDF] Third submission to the Special Representative - ICMM supports the development of additional practical measures to strengthen business & human rights outcomes"
        - [DOC] Ruggie statement welcoming ICMM submission, 14 Jan 2008

[PDF] Second submission, Oct 2006

[PDF] First submission, March 2006

BankTrack: 2 submissions

[PDF] "State Duty to Protect - the Relevance of Private Finance", Nov 2007

[PDF] "The role of the financial services sector in respecting human rights", 18 Dec 2006

Joint open letter from NGOs and individuals, Oct 2007

[PDF] "Joint Open Letter" to John Ruggie, 241 signatories (organizations & individuals), Oct 2006  Español  Français
        - [PDF] John Ruggie's response, 15 Oct 2007
        - [DOC] Letter from Sir Geoffrey Chandler, to the signatories of the joint open letter, 15 Oct 2007

ESCR-Net, Aug 2007

[PDF] John Ruggie letter to ESCR-Net regarding its survey of corporate human rights abuses, 29 Aug 2007
     - [PDF] ESCR-Net response, 5 Sep 2007

Clean Clothes Campaign, Mar 2007

[PDF] Clean Clothes Campaign letter to John Ruggie, 23 Mar 2007
     - [PDF]  John Ruggie response, 17 Apr 2007

Bank Information Center, Feb 2007

[PDF] The Role and Responsibilities of International Financial Institutions with Respect to Human Rights and Their Relevance to the Private Sector

Forest Peoples Programme & Tebtebba Foundation, Dec 2006

"Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, Extractive Industries and Transnational and Other Business Enterprises", 29 Dec 2006

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility & other social investors, Oct 2006

[PDF] Letter to John Ruggie regarding human rights impact assessments & non-financial reporting, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, Ethical Funds, Calvert & other faith-based & socially responsible investors, 10 Oct 2006

Over 50 faith-based & socially responsible investors, Feb 2006

[PDF] Letter to John Ruggie from over 50 faith-based & socially responsible investors, 6 Feb 2006

Amnesty International, Sep 2005

[DOC] Letter from Amnesty Intl. to John Ruggie

For further submissions see the following pages:

- March 2007 Report to UN Human Rights Council & related material

- Interim report, Feb 2006 – full text & commentaries

- Briefing, discussion & reference papers - with related comments

- Regional & other consultations

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[PDF] SRSG’s Statement on Open Letter from Mr. Richard Meeran

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