UN General Comment on state obligations regarding the impact of the business sector on children’s rights

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child adopted its General comment No. 16 on State obligations regarding the impact of the business sector on children’s rights in February 2013.


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[Español] Presentación de Carlos López (Comisión Internacional de Juristas), Seminario Internacional “El impacto de las empresas en los derechos de los niños y niñas”, 6 Aug 2013, Lima - Perú
Otras presentaciónes se encuentran aquí.

"The role of business in promoting and respecting the rights of children", Mabel Wong, CSR Asia, 31 Jul 2013
"[T]he General Comment captures some very poignant thoughts, even though they are addressed to government states...are good points for business to consider..." [includes reference to child participation, access to remedy, the importance of not using voluntary actions  to substitute for complying with responsibility to respect children's rights, etc.]

"ICJ hails step towards protection of children against business abuses", Intl. Commission of Jurists, 21 Mar 2013

"General Comment of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on State Obligations regarding the Impact of the Business Sector on Children’s Rights", Nadia Bernaz, Rights as Usual, 18 Mar 2013

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