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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15 June 2017

Structural inequality & discrimination against women highlighted in joint submission to UN Working Group for its upcoming report on access to remedy

In line with a survey conducted by the UN Working Group on business and human rights for its report on access to effective remedy for business-related human rights abuses, 9 groups and individuals led by International Women’s Rights Action Watch –...

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13 June 2017

Business contributing to attacks & helping protect defenders is one of most urgent issues in business & human rights, says UN Working Group

Author: UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

"Human rights defenders and civic space –  the business & human rights dimension", 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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7 June 2017
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Author: Centre d'actualités de l'ONU

« Canada : des experts de l'ONU réclament des mesures plus strictes contre l'abus des droits humains liés aux entreprises », 1er juin 2017 ...

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7 June 2017

Law Professor criticizes UN Working Group statement on Canada for remaining silent on climate change

Author: Sara Seck, Law at the End of the Day (Canada)

"The Canadian Country Visit of the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights, and US President Trump’s Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement: Trains passing in the night? Reflections on the events of June 1, 2017," 2 June 2017...

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6 June 2017

UN experts urge Canada to step up on business-related rights abuses

Author: MiningWatch Canada

The United Nation Working Group on business and human rights urg[ed] federal and provincial authorities, as well as the business sector, “to take a tougher line” to prevent and address adverse human rights impacts of the extractive sector both at home...

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5 June 2017
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1 June 2017

Canada: UN experts urge govt. & business to better protect indigenous rights & human rights defenders, and improve access to remedy

Following a ten-day visit to Canada, the UN Working Group on business and human rights has released a statement urging the Canadian authorities and business sector to strengthen their efforts to prevent and address adverse human rights impacts of...

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30 May 2017

Mexico: UN Working Group report on their mission underlines actions for govt. & companies to guarantee free, prior and informed consent & security of human rights defenders

The United Nations Working Group on business and human rights visited Mexico from 29 August to 7 September 2016 to examine efforts by the Government and business enterprises to prevent and address adverse human rights impacts of business activities....

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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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