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14 February 2017

Commentary: Business & human rights lessons under the Trump administration

Author: Anthony P. Ewing, Logos Consulting Group (USA)

“Business and Human Rights: Lessons for Managing the Trump Presidency”, 13 February 2017...

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3 November 2016

Regulating Business Reporting to Protect Human Rights

Author: Erika George, University of Utah College of Law

The second session of the Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group to elaborate an international legally binding instrument to regulate the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises concluded on October 28, 2016...In...

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1 November 2016

Investors versus people: the public nature of International Investment Law

Author: Monica Barrios Gonzalez, University of London

...[T]his paper will deal with the question about the public nature of international investment law and the need to effectively incorporate international human rights principles and laws within its framework...The second part will examine...how the...

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27 September 2016

Report on legal duty of care of Dutch companies operating internationally & government response

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Article
15 February 2016

Rule of law and land rights

Author: Olga Hancock & Richard Dyton, Simmons & Simmons LLP (UK)

Land tenure is a particularly pertinent example of the Rule of Law being an essential pre-condition to other development priorities…However 1.25 billion people do not have access to secure land tenure, largely in the poorest countries, which do not...

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Article
27 July 2015

European Commission ICT sector guide

Author: Shift & Institute for Human Rights and Business

"European Commission ICT sector guide", Shift & Institute for Human Rights and Business...

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Article
27 July 2015

How to do business with respect for children's right to be free from child labour

Author: ILO

"How to do business with respect for children's right to be free from child labour", ILO...

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27 July 2015

Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum: “Maintaining Privacy”

Author: Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum

The dilemma for responsible businesses is how companies can refrain from interfering with the right to privacy of employees and business partners when operating in or sourcing from emerging markets that present a high risk environment in terms of...

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27 July 2015

Human Rights Guidelines for Pharmaceutical Companies in relation to Access to Medicines

Author: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

"Human Rights Guidelines for Pharmaceutical Companies in relation to Access to Medicines", Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights...

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27 July 2015

So. Africa: NGOs host online launch of 'Ignorant Bliss': hard hitting documentary on the negative health impacts of coal

Author: groundWork, Friends of the Earth (So. Africa)

'Hard hitting SA coal and health documentary launched online', 27 July 2015:...The…groundWork and Friends of the Earth International film [The Bliss of Earth] investigates South Africa's complex relationship with…coal. Experts are predicting the...

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