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21 February 2017

G20: John Ruggie addresses socially sustainable supply chains in speech to govt. leaders

Author: John Ruggie, Berthold Beitz Professor at Harvard Kennedy School of Government

...according to an ILO report one out of seven jobs worldwide is related to global supply chains. That number does not encompass so-called non-standard forms of work, which can range from casual and temporary employment to forced and bonded labor, nor...

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20 February 2017
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Author: Groupe de travail intergouvernemental à composition non limitée sur les sociétés transnationales et autres entreprises et les droits de l’homme

"Rapport sur la deuxième session du Groupe de travail intergouvernemental à composition non limitée sur les sociétés transnationales et autres entreprises et les droits de l’homme", 4 janvier 2017...

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20 February 2017

Report of 2nd session of UN Intergovt. Working Group on proposed treaty

Author: Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises with respect to Human Rights

"Report on the second session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights", 4 Jan 2017...

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20 February 2017

Responsible Mining Index draft methodology released for public comment (due 24 Mar)

Author: Responsible Mining Foundation

The Responsible Mining Index (RMI) Draft Methodology has been released for public comment. The Draft Methodology is available in full-length and summary versions; summaries are also available in French, Spanish, Chinese and Russian. The Responsible...

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20 February 2017

UK: Equality & Human Rights Commission launches new guide on business and human rights for managers

Author: Equality and Human Rights Commission

"Business and human rights: A seven-step guide for managers", 31 Jan 2017...

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19 February 2017
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Author: Grupo de trabajo intergubernamental de composición abierta sobre las empresas transnacionales y otras empresas con respecto a los derechos humanos

"Informe del segundo período de sesiones del grupo de trabajo intergubernamental de composición abierta sobre las empresas transnacionales y otras empresas con respecto a los derechos humanos", 4 de enero de 2017...

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17 February 2017

Commentary: Recent decisions show willingness of Canadian courts to hold companies liable for overseas abuses of intl. human rights norms

Author: Michael G. Congiu, John Kloosterman, Stefan Marculewicz, Aaron Saltzman & Lavanga Wijekoon; Littler, on JD Supra (USA)

"Advancing Human Rights Claims Based on Global Supply Chain Activities: Recent Developments in California and Canada", 15 Feb 2017...

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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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14 February 2017
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13 February 2017

Nokia revamps human rights policy, pledging to avoid "active surveillance"

Author: Elena Goldstein, with contributions by Peter Micek, Access Now

Original publication date: 10 Feb 2017...

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