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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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24 March 2017

Human Rights Council renews mandate of Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders; affirms defenders must be protected by state & non-state actors

Author: Michael Ineichen, International Service for Human Rights

"HRC34 | Council unites to stand with human rights defenders", 23 Mar 2017...

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15 March 2017

Commentary: Companies are protected by human rights law, but enjoy impunity for human rights abuses, say academics

Author: David Whyte, Stefanie Khoury, The Conversation (UK)

"How human rights law has been used to guarantee corporations a ‘right to profit’", 15 March 2017...

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15 March 2017

Commentary: UN talks on proposed business & human rights treaty progressing, says NGO

Author: Friends of the Earth International

"UN Treaty on transnational corporations and human rights progressing", 13 Mar 2017...

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14 March 2017
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Suite à la décision des autorités camerounaises de fermer internet dans les régions anglophones du pays, Access Now et des ONG locales ont saisi d'une lettre les entreprises de télécommunications pour leur demander de rétablir l'accès à internet. Nous...

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13 March 2017

Cameroon: Access Now & local civil society urge telecommunications companies to restore internet access

Following government-ordered internet shutdowns targeting Anglophone regions of the country, Access Now and local NGOs urged telecommunications companies to restore internet access. We invited Orange, MTN and Nexttel/Viettel to respond. Orange's...

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7 March 2017

UN Special Rapporteur on defenders proposes new report to Human Rights Council on role of business in both attacking & helping defenders

"#HRC34: Council overwhelmingly welcomes report of Special Rapporteur on defenders", 6 Mar 2017...

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8 February 2017

UN Working Group on business & human rights requests information for reports to UN Human Rights Council

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2 February 2017

OHCHR: Call for inputs to report on ways to bridge the gender digital divide (due: 15 Feb)

Author: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Call for inputs from industry and the tech community, as well as other relevant stakeholders, to a report on “ways to bridge the gender digital divide from a human rights perspective”, 1 February 2017...

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23 January 2017
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Durante el evento convocado por el Grupo de Trabajo del Consejo de Derechos Humanos sobre las empresas y los derechos humanos y la Oficina Regional del Alto Comisionado de la ONU para los Derechos Humanos, participaron empresas, gobiernos y sociedad...

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19 January 2017

68 civil society groups call on Ecuadorian President to end persecution of civil society & indigenous activists opposing extractive projects

Sixty-eight Latin American and international civil society organisations have endorsed a letter urging President Correa of Ecuador to constructively engage with indigenous communities opposing the development of extractive industry projects on their...

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