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3 August 2016

US Council for Intl. Business whitepaper explains corporate human rights due diligence

Author: Dr. Ariel Meyerstein, United States Council for International Business, in ethiXbase

“Whitepaper: Responsible Business Conduct: Understanding Human Rights Due Diligence”, July 2016...

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31 May 2016
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Author: Lara Montesinos Coleman, Le Monde Diplomatique español

“La violencia de la ética petrolera”...

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  • Related companies: BP
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7 March 2016
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Author: ComunicaRSE

“Carta abierta de Ruggie a la Comisión Global de Negocios y Desarrollo Sostenible”...

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19 February 2016

John Ruggie receives American Bar Association's "World Order Under Law" Award

Author: American Bar Association

On behalf of the American Bar Association Section of International Law...I am honored to confirm your selection for this year’s “World Order Under Law Award.” This award was established to recognize individuals who have made a substantial contribution...

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19 February 2016

John Ruggie says review of Fifa's human rights policies could be a landmark for "advancing human dignity around the world"

Author: Owen Gibson, Guardian (UK)

"Fifa reform could be human rights landmark, says Harvard professor", 18 Feb 2016...

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  • Related companies: FIFA
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8 October 2015

"Principles for Responsible Contracts: Guidance for Negotiators" now available in booklet form

Author: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

This publication identifies 10 key principles to help integrate the management of human rights risks into contract negotiations on investment projects between host State entities and foreign business investors. It is the product of four years (2007...

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26 January 2015
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Author: propos recueillis par Nicolette de Joncaire, l'Agefi (Suisse)

"Responsabilisation mondiale des sociétés multinationales", 23 janvier 2015...

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22 December 2014

Commentary on UN Forum: "Reason and Clarity in Business and Human Rights: John Ruggie's Closing Plenary Remarks Delivered at the 3rd U.N. Forum"

Author: Larry Catá Backer, Penn State Law

Professor Ruggie's Closing Plenary Remarks to the 3rd Annual Forum are well worth reading as one of the best descriptions of the value of the UNGP's going forward, the role of treaties in that context, and the contradictions of the current movement...

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18 December 2014
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Author: Alejandro González, PODER (México)

“Evaluando el impacto de proyectos de inversión en derechos humanos. Antecedentes, buenas prácticas y áreas de mejora” – 1 de octubre de 2014...

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5 December 2014

John Ruggie calls for redoubling of efforts to implement UN Guiding Principles in parallel with treaty process at UN Forum

Author: John G. Ruggie, Harvard Univ., Former UN Special Representative for Business & Human Rights

Let me stress at the outset that, given my commitment to “a smart mix of measures,” I see no intrinsic contradiction between implementing the Guiding Principles, on the one hand, and further international legalization, on the other. Therefore, I urge...

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