UN Working Group on business & human rights

The UN Working Group on business & human rights was established by the UN Human Rights Council in 2011 for a 3-year term.  Full details of its mandate, commentaries on its work, and other materials are on our dedicated portal.

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24 February 2017

UN Working Group on business & human rights raises concerns about discussion paper on financial sector's human rights responsibilities

The Working Group finds that the Discussion Paper provides some useful practical considerations for banks in certain situations where they may be directly linked to human rights impacts through the financial products or services they provide to third...

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21 February 2017

Thailand: Govt. responds to UN experts concerns on labour, freedom of expression & cases of Andy Hall & others

On 16 November 2016, six special procedures of the UN Human Rights Council sent a joint communication to the Thai Government raising human rights concerns around the prosecution and sentencing of researcher and labour rights defender Andy Hall, and a...

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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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8 February 2017

UN Working Group requests information on implementation of UN Guiding Principles by small & medium enterprises (due: 28 Feb)

Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights

"UNWG - Study on challenges and opportunities for the implementation of the UNGPs by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)", Feb 2017...

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7 February 2017

UN Working Group on business & human rights requests information on cross-border law enforcement cooperation between States (due 28 Feb)

Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights

The UN Working Group on business and human rights is seeking information, through a questionnaire, for a study on "best practices and how to improve on the effectiveness of cross-border cooperation between States with respect to law enforcement on the...

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6 February 2017

Papua New Guinea: 119 sexual abuse survivors seek “fair and equal” compensation under Barrick’s remediation program; Barrick responds

119 indigenous women, all sexual abuse survivors who received compensation under Barrick’s Porgera Remediation Framework, sought the intervention of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights in their appeal for compensation equal to that...

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30 January 2017

Interview with UN Working Group member Dante Pesce on progress by companies & role of investors on human rights

Author: RobecoSam

"Business and human rights: Aligning corporate behavior with societal priorities", Jan 2017...

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24 January 2017

2017 UN Forum - Call for information about projects on access to remedy for business-related human rights impacts (extended to 13 Feb)

Author: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The 2017 UN Forum on Business & Human Rights…will have a major focus on the issue of access to remedy for business-related human rights impacts…The Forum Secretariat is doing a mapping of ongoing research and projects linked to this topic. All...

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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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11 January 2017

Direito GV Law Review, UN Brazil and Fed. Univ. of Rio Grande do Sul open call for papers on business & human rights

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