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20 September 2013

[PDF] Remarks at Opening Plenary UN Global Compact Leaders Forum

Author: John Ruggie, Harvard University, former UN Special Representative for Business and Human Rights

I am humbled by the sheer magnitude of the challenges we face. But...I am also proud of what we have achieved in just a few short years. We have demonstrated that even seemingly intractable obstacles can yield to concerted and imaginative efforts that...

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17 September 2013

Just Business: Multinational Corporations and Human Rights, John Gerard Ruggie

Author: Ralph Steinhardt, George Washington University Law School, in Ethics & International Affairs

Just Business...is a measured response to skeptics and enthusiasts alike...[It] is an insider’s account of how the Principles came into being, what they mean, and how they might be used. The essential argument of the book is that the Principles offer ...

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16 September 2013
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Author: Conectas Direitos Humanos

… Em 2008, o professor John Ruggie…apresentou [à]…ONU o Marco Proteger, Respeitar e Reparar…Em 2011, foram adotados os Princípios Retores que…são … a principal referência normativa sobre o tema na ONU…[com]…importantes limitações…mas…trazem avanços...

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13 September 2013
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13 September 2013
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Author: Cancillería de Ecuador

…Ecuador…presentó…la Declaración Conjunta sobre Empresas Transnacionales y Derechos Humanos…suscrita y apoyada por cerca de un centenar de Estados…[que]recoge las preocupaciones de los países del Sur global respecto a las flagrantes violaciones a los...

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9 September 2013

[PDF] Business & human rights in Latin America & the Caribbean – A round-up of recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing highlights reports from a range of sources about how businesses have impacted human rights, positively and negatively, in Latin America & the Caribbean over the past two years. The briefing refers to most countries in Latin America....

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15 August 2013
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Author: Censat Agua Viva – Amigos de la Tierra, Colombia; Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo, Fian Internacional, Ilsa Colombia, Trasnational Institute TNI

Con ocasión de la convocatoria que ha hecho el Grupo de Trabajo de la ONU sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos, la Dirección Regional para América Latina y el Caribe (PNUD) y el Gobierno de Colombia sobre un Foro Regional de América Latina y el Caribe...

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1 August 2013

Just Business: Multinational Corporations and Human Rights, by John Gerard Ruggie

Author: Aurora Voiculescu, Uni. of Westminster, on Times Higher Education

From his privileged position “in the eye of the storm”, Ruggie announces two aims for his book. First, to tell the story of how he got from the 2005 UN mandate to the 2011 Guiding Principles. His second stated aim is to tell the story in such a way ...

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20 May 2013

Measuring the Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights [UK]

Author: Cumberland Lodge

Objective and comparable indicators of corporate respect for human rights are fundamental to advance the business and human rights agenda...Notwithstanding general agreement on the importance of the topic, measuring respect for human rights is not an...

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25 March 2013

Just Business: Multinational Corporations and Human Rights [press release]

Author: W. W. Norton & Company

In 2005, John Ruggie received an almost impossible mission. Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations, asked Ruggie to research corporate human rights abuses committed around the world...He tells his story...in his new, eagerly anticipated...

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