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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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15 February 2018

South Korea: The new Olympics human rights requirements should encourage South Korea to grant amnesty to unfairly jailed trade unionists

Author: Minky Worden, The Washington Post

"South Korea should honor its Olympics workers by releasing jailed labor leaders", 12 February 2018...

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1 February 2018
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Author: Handelsblatt

Der UN-Hochkommissar für Menschenrechte will rund 200 Unternehmen wegen deren Verbindungen zum Siedlungsbau in Israel genauer untersuchen......

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Report
5 January 2018

Front Line Defenders report highlights killings of 312 human rights defenders in 2017, underlining the role of business

Author: Front Line Defenders (Ireland)

"Annual Report on Human Rights Defenders at Risk 2017", 3 Jan 2018...

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14 December 2017

Ecuador & Venezuela: UN Expert says progress on social & economic rights should be acknowledged, but more needs to be done on civil & political rights

Author: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

“Ecuador and Venezuela: Rights expert urges greater cooperation with UN”...

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Story
14 December 2017
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Por primera vez, desde 1996, Venezuela aceptó la visita de uno de los procedimientos especiales del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU. Tras su visita primero a Ecuador y luego a Venezuela, el experto sobre la promoción de un orden internacional...

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14 December 2017
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Author: Consejería Presidencial de Derechos Humanos Colombia

“Colombia protagoniza diálogo sobre construcción de paz en el Foro de Naciones Unidas sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos 2017” - 29 de noviembre de 2017...

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20 November 2017

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

Author: Peru Support Group

“Universal Periodic Review - Peru session (8 November)” - 19 November 2017...

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NGO rejoinder
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”

Author: Fundeps

25 de octubre de 2017...

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Article
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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