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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11 May 2017
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Author: Grupo de trabajo sobre empresas y derechos humanos

El acceso a mecanismos de reparación eficaces para los abusos contra los derechos humanos relacionados con las empresas es uno de los tres pilares de los Principios Rectores de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Negocios y los Derechos Humanos (Principios...

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11 May 2017

UN Working Group invites states & other stakeholders to participate in survey on access to remedy (due 15 Jun)

 

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5 May 2017
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Publicado en mayo, 2017 - Contenido: 1. Los desafíos de la globalización: reflexiones sobre la responsabilidad empresarial en materia de derechos humanos…Humberto Cantú Rivera (Universidad de Monterrey, México [editor y compilador]. ...

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2 May 2017

UN Working Group on business & human rights invites civil society, business & govts. to participate in consultation on its 2017 plans

17th session: Geneva, 8 - 12 May 2017...

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19 April 2017

Indonesia: Foreign ministry officer outlines steps govt. could take to promote human rights in business, including creation of a natl. focal point

Author: Amanda Himawan, Jakarta Post

"Embracing business and human rights", 3 April 2017...

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4 April 2017

2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

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24 March 2017

UN Working Group on business & human rights recommends for G20 to call on govts. & businesses to implement UN Guiding Principles

Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights

"To the members of the G20 Employment Working Group", 24. Mar 2017...

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23 March 2017

UN Working Group on business & human rights welcomes French human rights due diligence law

Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights

"UN expert group welcomes legislative efforts in France and other countries to address adverse business human rights impacts", 23 Mar 2017...

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2 March 2017

Commentary: "How corporations, activists, and politicians turned the language of human rights into meaningless babble"

Author: Michael Hobbes, Foreign Policy

"Saving the World, One Meaningless Buzzword at a Time - How corporations, activists, and politicians turned the language of human rights into meaningless babble"...

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23 February 2017

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

Author: UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

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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