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4 June 2013

Women must be ambitious for change in business [UK]

Author: Onrec (UK)

everywoman...welcomes the Women’s Business Council’s report launched today (Tuesday, 4 June 2012), outlining recommendations to Government aimed at increasing the role women play in business and the workplace. Karen Gill, co-founder of everywoman,...

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27 March 2012

Postal businesses query new media bill [Uganda]

Author: Ncholas Kalungi, Monitor [Uganda]

Private postal operators have questioned the...Uganda Communications Regulatory Authority Bill, arguing that it will...threaten clients’ rights and freedoms...One article in this bill gives the director general of the regulatory authority powers to...

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1 October 2011
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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]

¿Cómo coordinar mejor la colaboración de las empresas en las crisis humanitarias? ¿Cuáles son los retos y los dilemas para las empresas, los Gobiernos, las ONG y las organizaciones internacionales? ¿Dónde deben establecer las empresas los límites...

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12 August 2011

Famine in the Horn of Africa - private sector response (2011)

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

These are examples of significant company contributions, not a comprehensive list...Donations...Other initiatives

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4 July 2011

Labour recognition for TNT Express Saudi Arabia

Author: TNT Express, Post & Parcel

TNT Express Saudi Arabia [part of TPG] has been awarded the SA8000…certificate, in response to its standard of working conditions and labour relations. The award was issued…after auditors visited TNT Express offices and warehouses at Jeddah and...

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30 June 2011

[PDF] The U.N. “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework: Applications of the Framework

Author: UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for business and human rights has identified instances of applications of the U.N. “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework, in whole or in part, as a resource for those looking for...

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2 May 2011

[PDF] Business & Human Rights: an update on recent developments

Author: NautaDutilh law firm

The Guiding Principles do not intend to impose new legal obligations, but instead aim to elaborate on the implications of existing standards and practices...and to integrate them within a single, logically coherent and comprehensive template. Still,.....

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1 June 2010

Global Compact Network Netherlands announcement of publication on how to do business with respect for human rights (launched Jun 2010)

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1 June 2010

[PDF] How to do Business with Respect for Human Rights: A Guidance Tool for Companies

Author: Global Compact Network Netherlands

Society is increasingly concerned about how business activities have impacts on human rights...[F]or many companies it remains a challenge to embed human rights in their day-to-day operations...[In 2008, the UN General Assembly] unanimously endorsed...

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1 November 2009

[PDF] Corporate Human Rights Reporting: An Analysis of Current Trends

Author: Elizabeth Umlas, commissioned by Realizing Rights, Global Reporting Initiative, UN Global Compact

This independent analysis, based on a review of 57 recent sustainability reports from companies representing a range of industry sectors, presents examples of encouraging trends in human rights reporting, as well as indications of key areas where...

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