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Author: Environment and Climate Change Canada
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USA: 379 businesses & organizations submit statement to US Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage
Author: Commission européenne
[Participants : Alexandra Guaqueta, Groupe de travail des Nations Unies sur les entreprises & les droits de l'homme; Costas Andropoulos, Commission européenne; Marek Jurkiewicz, StartPeople; Jean-Marc Barki, Sealock; Marjanka Veljanovska, Farmahem...
Author: European Commission
There is a baseline expectation on all enterprises, regardless of size, location and type of business, to take steps to make sure they respect human rights. But the concept and language of human rights...
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Author: María Prandi, Juan Andrés Cano y Daniel Arenas, Escola de Cultura de Pau, Instituto de Innovación Social, Universidad de Barcelona [España]
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Author: Rina Chandran, Reuters
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