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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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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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13 June 2017

UN Working Group on business & human rights presents reports & activity update to Human Rights Council

Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights

"Statement by the Working Group Chairperson to the 35th session of the Human Rights Council"...

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22 May 2017
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En desarrollo de la presentación del informe oficial ante el Examen Periódico Universal del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU, la Ministra de Justicia dijo que en Ecuador no existen personas criminalizadas por la defensa de sus derechos colectivos...

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19 May 2017

Peru: Civil Society submits report to the UN Human Rights Council about extraterritorial obligations of Chinese companies

Author: Equidad

“The Peruvian State breaches its duty to protect the human rights of individuals and communities negatively impacted by Chinese mining investments in Peru”...

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16 May 2017

India’s Child Rights Record Scrutinised In UN Review—And It Doesn’t Come Out With Flying Colours

Author: Kumar Shailabh, Huffington Post

On 4 May, during India's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council, Bulgaria recommended to the government to introduce a child-rights-based approach in all its policies. This was a welcome move that turned the focus to child...

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