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15 September 2017

Third Plenary Meeting of Montreux Document Forum: New mapping & contract tool offer guidance re human rights & security services

With the creation of the Montreux Document Forum (MDF) in 2014, participants established a platform for tackling their challenges in implementing the Montreux Document. On 27 and 28 April 2017, States, international organisations, and civil society...

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3 July 2017
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Author: Amnesty International, Brot für die Welt – Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst, Germanwatch, Oxfam

Der UN-Menschenrechtsrat hat 2011 die UN-Leitprinzipien für Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte verabschiedet. Zentraler Bestandteil ist die staatliche Pflicht zum Schutz der Menschenrechte, nach der Staaten Menschen durch geeignete Maßnahmen vor...

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3 July 2017

Germany: NGOs respond to questions raised in relation to proposed law on human rights due diligence

Author: Amnesty International, Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service, Germanwatch, Oxfam Germany

In 2011 the UN Human Rights Council adopted the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The central element of these principles is the state obligation to protect human rights. This duty requires that states take appropriate measures to...

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26 June 2017

A Fast and Fair Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

Author: Equitable Origin (USA)

[At] the American Renewable Energy Institute's (AREI)...14th annual American Renewable Energy Day summit in Colorado...Equitable Origin's CEO, Soledad Mills...highlighted key insights from the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre's Investor...

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12 June 2017

4 short briefings released for businesses & investors on reporting requirements under UK Modern Slavery Act

The Modern Slavery Act requires companies with a turnover of more than £36m operating in the UK to publish an annual statement setting out what they have done to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains and operations....

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26 May 2017

Guide on "How to respect privacy and free expression as a tech SME in Kenya"

Global Partners Digital has published a  guide' for tech SMEs, titled How to respect privacy and free expression as a tech SME in Kenya. The guide covers the business case for respecting privacy and free expression for tech SMEs.

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7 May 2017

Guidance on best practice in ethical recruitment of migrant workers

Author: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

...The global recruitment industry and its many risks have become a focal point for many companies with extended supply chains. ICCR members challenge companies in their respective sectors to take leadership and become models for their sector peers,...

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3 May 2017
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Author: Alianza por la Minería Responsable

“¡Llega la guía para formalización de la pequeña minería!” – 28 de abril de 2017...

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13 March 2017

Inclusive Development Intl. publishes "Safeguarding communities and the environment in Chinese investments" guide

Author: Inclusive Development International

"Safeguarding communities and the environment in Chinese investments: New resources from Inclusive Development International", Mar 2017...

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1 August 2016

Commentary: Land & environmental defenders must be at heart of implementing Sustainable Development Goals & UN Guiding Principles

Author: Marie Becher & Jill Powis, Peace Brigades International

"Leaving No One Behind: Land and environmental defenders at the heart of sustainable development", 28 Jul 2016...

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