Introduction

John Ruggie was first appointed as Special Representative in 2005.  (Full bio here.)  The UN Human Rights Council renewed his mandate in 2008 for a three-year term.  UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie - credit: Harvard Kennedy School

Introduction by the Special Representative to his work [DOC]

Introductory description of the Special Representative's mandate and the UN "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Framework [PDF]

 

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[PDF] A Dialogue with Ruggie? - To change so that everything remains the same... An assessment of John Ruggie’s 2009 and 2010 Reports

Author: Alejandro Teitelbaum, former UN representative, American Association of Jurists; published by Jus Semper Global Alliance

In his 2009 report Ruggie kept unchanged the bottom line imposed by transnational corporations: no proposal, whatsoever, of binding international norms for business enterprises...We will examine three aspects of Mr. Ruggie’s Report for 2010: his work...

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