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19 September 2017

Mazars & Shift launch assurance guidance to help assess companies' human rights performance & reporting

Following several years of development, Mazars and Shift launch Assurance Guidance on human rights, intended to help internal auditors and external assurance providers assess companies’ human rights performance and reporting. [refers to Citigroup, H...

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19 September 2017

Thailand: Axfood & global network Ethical Trading Initiative join 85 others in urging Prime Minister to protect the right of workers to report on abuses

Author: Axfood, Ethical Trading Initiative & other organizations

"Criminal Defamation Complaints Brought against Myanmar Migrant Workers and Labor Rights Advocate", 19 Sep 2017...

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18 September 2017

Commentary: The ICESCR as a Legal Constraint on State Regulation of Business, Trade, and Investment: Notes from CESCR General Comment No. 24

Author: Diane Desierto, EJIL: Talk

...The implementation of the ICESCR (and related human rights) in international economic law cannot be relegated to the back end of issues of treaty interpretation and treaty application in world trade law disputes or investor-State arbitrations, but...

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17 September 2017

2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights launches blog series & draft programme now available

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16 September 2017

B Corp movement should further integrate human rights to achieve goal of transforming capitalism, say researchers

Author: Joanne Bauer & Elizabeth Umlas, Stanford Social Innovation Review

Do Benefit Corporations Respect Human Rights? Fall 2017...

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15 September 2017

Govts. & businesses must place human rights at heart of development agenda, stresses UN working group

In advance of the UN Private Sector Forum 2017, the UN working group on business & human rights released a statement stressing that efforts to engage the private sector with the UN’s global development goals must be aligned with human rights. In...

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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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13 September 2017

Civil society urges businesses & govts. to put human rights at core of implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goals

In advance of the United Nations Private Sector Forum 2017, civil society leaders urge businesses and governments to ensure that respect for human rights is an integral part of all actions towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)....

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12 September 2017

Kenya publishes baseline assessment on business & human rights as a precursor to National Action Plan

Author: Kenya National Commission on Human Rights

"Kenya National Baseline Assessment on Business & Human Rights 2017...

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12 September 2017
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Author: Рабочая группа по вопросу о правах человека и транснациональных корпорациях и других предприятиях

"Доклад Рабочей группы по вопросу о правах человека и транснациональных корпорациях и других предприятиях", 18 июля 2017 года...

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