Uses of UN Guiding Principles: NGOs & trade unions

UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
- Uses by NGOs & trade unions

 

  • Additional references to Guiding Principles by NGOs & others, before they were endorsed in June 2011: see this page on the Guiding Principles
  • Applications of UN "Protect, Respect and Remedy" framework by NGOs and others, identified by UN Special Representative Ruggie during his mandate (Jun 2005-Jul 2011): click here

 

The Oakland Institute: "Unheard Voices: The Human Rights Impact of Land Investment on Indigenous Communities in Gambella", 5 Feb 2013

 

Cambodian Center for Human Rights: "CCHR highlights concerns about increased strikes at garment factories in 2013", 27 Jan 2013

 

[русский] Информационный центр Ассоциации КМНСС и ДВ РФ: "Коренные народы являются не только уязвимой группой населения, но и в первую очередь должны являться равноценными партнерами", 7 декабря 2012
- "Indigenous people are not only a vulnerable group; they should be considered as equal partners", Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East, 7 Dec 2012

 

Western Sahara Research Watch: "WRSW asks Total to leave Western Sahara", Erik Hagen, Chair, Western Sahara Resource Watch, 7 Dec 2012
- Total response also provided
[français] « WRSW demande à Total de quitter le Sahara Occidental », 8 décembre 2012

 

Human Rights First: "A blueprint for Human Rights & Business", Meg Roggensack, Human Rights First, on Initiative for Human Rights and Business, 2013
- full text of Blueprint, Dec 2012

 

SOMO: "More than 18 months after endorsement of 'Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights", 19 Dec 2012

 

[français] Le Collectif Ethique sur l'Etiquette et le Forum Citoyen pour la RSE appellent à une mobilisation des parlementaires pour la mise en œuvre du cadre des Nations Unies en France, décembre 2012

 

BankTrack, ECA Watch, Center for Intl. Environmental Law: "Financing Human Rights Abuse: The Role of Public and Private Financial Institutions", Dec 2012
[español] "Presentación al Grupo de Trabajo de las Naciones Unidas sobre Derechos Humanos y Empresas Transnacionales y Otras Empresas Comerciales"

 

Fédération internationale des droits de l'homme: "Speech of Debbie Stothard at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights", 5 Dec 2012

 

Amnesty Intl.: "Transforming pain into hope: Human Rights Defenders in the Americas", 1 Dec 2012
[español] "Transformar Dolor en Esperanza: Defensoras y Defensores de Derechos Humanos en América"

 

Intl. Corporate Accountability Roundtable, European Coalition for Corporate Justice, Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability: "Human rights due diligence: the role of states", Dec 2012

 

Global March Against Child Labour: Global March Against Child Labour's Submission to the United Nations (UN) Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, 14 Nov 2012

 

Human Rights Law Centre: Australia: Human Rights Law Centre recommendations to govt. on implementation of UN Guiding Principles, 23 Nov 2012

 

Intl. Trade Union Confederation, IndustryALL Global Union, Clean Clothes Campaign, UNI Global Union: "The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the human rights of workers to form or join trade unions and to bargain collectively", 22 Nov 2012
[español] "ONG y sindicatos publican informe sobre los Principios Rectores de la ONU y los derechos de los trabajadores"
[francais] « Des syndicats et une ONG publient un rapport sur les Principes directeurs de l'ONU et les droits des travailleurs »
[русский] "Трудовые права – составная часть прав человека"

 

 

 

Amnesty: "Review of the OECD Recommendations of the Council on Common Approaches for Officially Supported Export Credits and Environmental and Social Due Diligence", 12 Nov 2012
[francais] "Version révisée de la Recommandation du Conseil sur des approches communes pour les crédits à l'exportation bénéficiant d'un soutient public et le devoirde diligence environnementale et sociale adoptée par le Conseil de l'OCDE"

 

Center for Intl. Environmental Law, Amnesty Intl., Human Rights Watch: "Re: World Bank Group Should Commit to Human Rights", 8 Nov 2012

 

SOMO, CEDHA & Cividep India: "How to use the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in company research and advocay", Nov 2012

 

Rights & Accountability in Delopment (RAID): "Polishing the family silver: Response to FSA's Consultation Paper CP12/25 - Enhancing the effectiveness of the Listing Regime", Nov 2012

 

Human Rights First: "Online Safety under Repressive Regimes: What is the Responsibility of Technology Companies?", 19 Oct 2012

 

[français] Commission Justice et Paix Belgique francophone: « La « diligence raisonnable » des entreprises : une approche suffisante pour lutter contre les violations des droits de l' homme », octobre 2012

 

TUC (Trades Union Congress): "TUC position paper: UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights", Oct 2012

 

Global Rights: Partners for Justice: "Regional Training Workshop on Business and Human Rights" for NGOs from resource-rich African countries, London, 8-11 Oct 2012
    [francais] "Global Rights: Partners for Justice organise un atelier régional au sujet des entreprises et des droits de l’homme" pour les ONG provenant de pays africains riches en ressources naturelles, Londres, 9-11 oct 2012

 

Amnesty International:
- "Briefing: Vedanta's perspectives uncovered: Policies cannot mask practices in Orissa" [India], 28 Aug 2012
    [francais] "Inde : les promesses de Vedanta en matière de droits humains sont creuses et dénuées de sens", 28 août 2012

 

Cambodian Center for Human Rights: "Fact sheet: Business and Human Rights Project", 6 Aug 2012

 

Intl. Corporate Accountability Roundtable: "Statement to US State Department on UN Framework and Guiding Principles Implementation", 31 Jul 2012

 

Institute for Human Rights and Business: "Burma: first steps for investment of western capital", 31 Jul 2012

 

Citizens for Justice (Malawi): "Areas of Intervention - Business & Human Rights" [no date]

 

Fédération internationale des droits de l'homme et als: "Lima Declaration on Human Rights and Business", 27 Jul 2012
[español] "Declaración de Lima sobre derechos humanos y empresas", 27 julio 2012
[français] « Déclaration de Lima sur les droits de l'Homme et les entreprises » 27 juillet 2012
[русский] "Правозащитники призывают прекращать такую предпринимательскую деятельность, которая ведет к нарушению прав человека", 7 августа 2012 года
العربية] إعلان ليما بشأن حقوق الإنسان والأعمال التجارية]   

 

Intl. Trade Union Confederation:
- "The United Nations 'Protect, Respect, Remedy' Framework for Business and Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights - Briefing Note for Trade Unionists" [PDF], 3 Jul 2012
    [español] Confederación Sindical Internacional: "Nota informativa respecto al Marco de la ONU para las actividades empresariales y los derechos humanos, y los Principios Rectores sobre las empresas y los derechos humanos", 3 julio 2012
    [français] Confédération syndicale internationale: "Note d’information sur le Cadre des Nations unies pour les entreprises et les droits de l’homme et les Principes directeurs des Nations unies relatifs aux entreprises et aux droits de l’homme", 3 juillet 2012
    “A Trade Union Guide to the UN Framework on Business and Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles” [PDF], Jul 2012

 

[Русский] Дмитрий Бережков, Ассоциация коренных малочисленных народов Севера, Сибири:"Доклад Рабочей группы ООН по вопросам прав человека и транснациональным корпорациям", 2 мая 2012

 

Stop Child Labour - School is the Best Place to Work: "Action plan for companies to combat child labour", 12 Jun 2012

 

Intl. Corporate Accountability Roundtable: "Human Rights Due Diligence" 19 Mar 2012
- [español] "El 'deber de diligencia' en los Derechos Humanos", Comfia Info, 8 octubre 2012

 

[français] « Garantir un accès adéquat et sécurisé à la terre », FIAN Belgium, 1 mars 2012

 

[português] "Empresas e Direitos Humanos Parâmetros da ONU Para Proteger, Respeitar e Reparar", Conectas Direitos Humanos, março de 2012

 

[français] "Manifeste pour une France responsable a l'attention des candidats aux élections présidentielle et législative", Forum citoyen pour la RES, 7 février 2012

 

Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR): “Yesterday’s Eviction at Borei Keila Fails to Respect the 'Three Pillars' of Business and Human Rights”, [PDF]  4 Jan 2012

 

Germanwatch, Misereor, European Center for Constitutional & Human Rights, German civil society networks Forum Human Rights and Corporate Accountability (CorA): "Rights and Accountability: States and Companies need to act on Business and Human Rights issues", 23 Nov 2011

 

[português] Instituto Ethos de Empresas e Responsabilidade Social: "Empresas e Direitos Humanos na Perspectiva do Trabalho Decente– Marco de Referência", novembro de 2011

 

Buraku Liberation and Human Rights Research Institute (Japan): "Guidelines on Corporate Responsibility for Human Rights" [in English] [in Japanese], Nov 2011

 

Swedwatch & SOMO: "Out of focus: Labour rights in Vietnam's digital camera factories", Nov 2011[asks what due diligence processes electronics companies should have in place to comply with OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and UN Guiding Principles]

 

Global Witness: "New Guardian film showcases ongoing abuse of civilians in eastern Congo's mines", in Guardian [UK], 16 Sep 2011[calling for US conflict minerals regulations to mirror UN Guiding Principles]

 

Conflict Risk Network: "Conflict Risk Network calls on Italian oil company to ensure it's not fueling Qaddafi", 1 Aug 2011

 

Rights & Accountability in Development (RAID): "Arrests of Leaders of Fire Nation (Gal Undesten) and United Movement of Mongolian Rivers and Lakes (UMMRL)", letter to Mongolian Govt. by Tricia Feeney, RAID, 3 Jul 2011

 

Berne Declaration: "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Credit Suisse, UBS and Human Rights", Andreas Missbach, Fabian Jucker, Berne Declaration, Jul 2011
[includes companies' responses]