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20 November 2017

Peru: United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review to address impacts by companies in local communities

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8 November 2017

Re: Resolution on the Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan

Author: Access Now; Center for Constitutional Rights; Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO); CORE; Corporate Accountability Lab; FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights); International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR); Project on Organizing, Development, Education, and Research (PODER)

...The undersigned organizations represent national and international civil society organizations specializing in business and human rights. We write concerning the Resolution…request[ing] the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights…to...

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6 November 2017

“Avanzando hacia tratado vinculante de empresas transnacionales y derechos humanos”

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26 October 2017

130 Israeli companies, 60 int'l corporations on UN 'blacklist'

Author: Itamar Eichner, Ynetnews (Israel)

...30 Israeli companies and 60 international corporations operating in Israel received warning letters from United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights...cautioning them of their impending inclusion in a "blacklist" of companies active beyond...

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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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