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On 15 March 2006 the UN General Assembly voted to replace the UN Commission on Human Rights with the UN Human Rights Council

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21 September 2017
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Author: Conectas Direitos Humanos (Brazil)

"Vergonha internacional-Na ONU, Conectas demanda que Brasil volte a fiscalizar trabalho escravo", 20 de setembro de 2017Desde agosto de 2017, a fiscalização contra o trabalho escravo está suspensa no Brasil. A Conectas alertou o Conselho de Direitos...

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19 September 2017

NGOs comment on new report of intergovernmental Working Group on private military & security companies

Author: Intl. Commission of Jurists

“UN Statement: Private Military Security Companies”...

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1 September 2017
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Author: i24News (Israel)

« ONU: les USA travaillent contre une "liste noire" d'entreprises en Cisjordanie », 21 août 2017...

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27 August 2017

Submission to UN - 2017 consultation - human rights impact assessments for economic reform policies

The Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights received nearly 50 stakeholder submissions in connection with the development of guiding principles for human rights impact assessments for economic reform policies. Information submitted will...

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16 August 2017
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24 July 2017

Summary report on elements of diplomatically viable treaty on business & human rights

Author: University of Notre Dame London Gateway (event co-organised by Univ. of Notre Dame, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, British Institute of Intl. and Comparative Law, & Univ. of Essex)

"Expert round table on elements of a possible binding international instrument on business and human rights - Summary report", 11 Jul 2017...

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14 July 2017

Paraguay: UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery will visit and investigate child and forced labour

Author: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

“UN expert on contemporary forms of slavery announces first official visit to Paraguay” -14 July...

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7 July 2017

UN Human Rights Council renews mandate of Working Group on business & human rights

Author: UN Human Rights Council

"Business and human rights: Mandate of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises", 19 June 2017...

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28 June 2017

John Ruggie analyses power of multinational firms - aims to bridge gap between voluntary & binding approaches

Author: John Ruggie, Harvard University, Regulation & Governance (Australia)

"Multinationals as global institution: Power, authority and relative autonomy", 27 June 2017...

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27 June 2017

Commentary: Impact of NGOs in negotiations on drafting proposed business & human rights treaty

Author: Nadia Bernaz, Wageningen University & Irene Pietropaoli, on Oxford Journal of Human Rights Practice

"The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in the Business and Human Rights Treaty Negotiations", 26 Jun 2017...

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