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UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights

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16 August 2017
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Author: David Medina e Luísa Monteiro, Rede Brasil do Pacto Global (Brazil)

"Diálogo franco sobre Direitos Humanos", 31 de julho de 2017...

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15 August 2017

UN Working Group invites stakeholders to provide input re human rights defenders & civic space (due 1 Sept)

The UN Working Group on business & human rights has decided to give focused attention to the issue of human rights defenders and civic space and is undertaking this project with the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders. The Working...

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15 August 2017

Workshops equiping African lawyers on responsible business practices, incl. UN Guiding Principles

Author: Allen & Overy (UK)

"Supporting African advisers on responsible business: A&O and A4ID partner with the East Africa Law Society to deliver workshops for African lawyers on business and human rights"...

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9 August 2017

Commentary: Challenges to hold corporations accountable for human rights abuses abroad

Author: Erika Schneidereit, Univ. of Ottawa, on National Magazine (Canada)

“The challenges of preventing corporate human right abuses abroad”, 25 Jul 2017...

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31 July 2017

Mexico: Civil Society does not endorse NAP on Business & Human Rights due to lack of standards, among other issues

More information on the process of the elaboration of the Natl. Action Plan on Business & Human Rights is available, only in Spanish, here. A draft version of the Mexican NAP is available, only in Spanish, here.    

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27 July 2017
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  Más información sobre el proceso de elaboración del Programa Nacional sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos en México está disponible aquí.  El  borrador del Programa Nacional sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos se puede consultar aquí. 

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25 July 2017

"Public letter from Cerrejón to Global Witness on the 2016 Defenders of the Earth Report"

Author: Lina Echeverri, Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications, Cerrejón

We have read carefully the 2016 Defenders of the Earth report, published by Global Witness. The loss of any human life is cause for sorrow, and this is particularly the case where people are killed as they are trying to defend their land and their...

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25 July 2017

How the 'business case' for gender equality sidelines human rights

Author: Sanyu Awori, openDemocracy (UK)

Economic arguments for gender equality effectively commodify women and their labour. They imply that women’s rights to work are only useful because there are quantifiable economic returns. This is a shift away from a human rights perspective under...

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24 July 2017
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24 July 2017

Intl. Bar Association launches handbook for lawyers on business & human rights

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