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24 February 2017

UN Working Group on business & human rights raises concerns about discussion paper on financial sector's human rights responsibilities

The Working Group finds that the Discussion Paper provides some useful practical considerations for banks in certain situations where they may be directly linked to human rights impacts through the financial products or services they provide to third...

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23 February 2017

Corporate Readiness and the Human Rights Risks of Applying FPIC in the Global Mining Industry

Author: Deanna KEMP, John R OWEN, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

As indigenous peoples have sought recognition of their individual and collective rights, the topic of free prior and informed consent (FPIC) has been pushed to the forefront of debates about resource development…The relevance of FPIC to mining is...

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23 February 2017

Determining Criteria to Evaluate Outcomes of Businesses’ Provision of Remedy: Applying a Human Rights-Based Approach

Author: Benjamin THOMPSON, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (GPs) expect businesses to participate in operational-level, non-judicial mechanisms to address the grievances of communities affected by their activities. While there is guidance on operational...

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23 February 2017

Human Rights Impact Assessment of Business Activities: Key Criteria for Establishing a Meaningful Practice

Author: Nora GÖTZMAN, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

This article considers the emerging practice of human rights impact assessment (HRIA) in the field of business and human rights. As HRIA is relatively new, current approaches vary considerably, indicating that there is a need for the business and...

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23 February 2017

Incorporating Children and Adolescents’ Rights in Corporate Management: A Tool Based on Strategic Maps and the Sustainability Balanced Scorecard

Author: Lívia Menezes PAGOTTO, Leticia ARTHUZO, Aron BELINKY, Daniela Gomes PINTO, Mario MONZONI,Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

...Brazil has seen a boom in large-scale investment projects...due to the Growth Acceleration Program (PAC), a massive federal investment in infrastructure development…Such projects constitute a challenge for local development...children and...

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23 February 2017

Respecting Human Rights in Conflict Regions: How to Avoid the ‘Conflict Spiral’

Author: Andreas GRAF and Andrea IFF, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

This article introduces a novel way in which human rights due diligence can be ‘enhanced’ to respond to business and human rights challenges specific to conflict affected areas. It makes two key arguments. First, it claims that a crucial and often...

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23 February 2017

The Elephant in the Room": Corporate Tax Avoidance & Business and Human Rights

Author: Shane Darcy, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

This article addresses tax avoidance by companies in the context of the emerging field of business and human rights. It describes the mechanics of corporate tax avoidance and the human costs of such practices. It then considers the extent to which tax...

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23 February 2017

The Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles into Daily Business Operations and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games

Author: Hiroshi ISHIDA, Hiroki WADA, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

The UN Guiding Principles can contribute to the promotion of human rights during the management of mega-sporting events MSEs...However, there are some cases that highlight that host countries, local organizing committees, and companies have failed in...

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22 February 2017

Commentary: Debates on proposed binding treaty on business & human rights should be considerate of gender & race

Author: Khuraisha Patel & Nomonde Nyembe, University of the Witwatersrand on Peace in Progress

"Pursuing a binding treaty", 1 Feb 2017...

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22 February 2017

Intl. Commission of Jurists establishes advisory panel to provide guidance on company grievance mechanisms

Author: Intl. Commission of Jurists (ICJ)

"How businesses can make right their wrongs: the ICJ establishes advisory Panel on company grievance mechanisms", 13 Feb 2017...

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