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1 July 2009

Call for tenders - Study of the legal framework on human rights and the environment applicable to European enterprises operating outside the EU

Author: European Commission - Directorate General for Enterprise & Industry

Deadline: 2 September 2009...

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1 July 2009

[PDF] Report on the eighth session (18-29 May 2009)

Author: UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

The Permanent Forum supports the conceptual and policy framework proposed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises... The Forum suggests that the...

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8 July 2009

[PDF] [Note on meeting of the Leadership Group advising UN Special Representative John Ruggie, Salzburg]

Author: Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

Members of the Leadership Group advising the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Business and Human Rights met with the SRSG and his team in Salzburg, Austria, on 15 June 2009, to discuss the mandate and offer guidance on its strategic...

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9 July 2009

[PDF] Letter to UN Special Representative John Ruggie

Author: Daniel Bethlehem QC, Legal Adviser, UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office

The purpose of this letter is to clarify some of the legal issues underlying the concept of the State duty to protect against human rights abuses by non-State actors under international law... The United Kingdom agrees that certain treaty provisions...

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20 July 2009

ICMM presents new guidance note on mining and human rights

Author: International Council on Mining and Metals

[International Council on Mining and Metals] presents “Human Rights in the Metals and Mining Industry: Overview, Management Approach and Issues”, the first in a line of publications affirming the organization’s commitment to uphold human rights...it...

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30 July 2009

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre launches information hub on work of UN Special Representative John Ruggie

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30 July 2009
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Author: Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos

La ONG Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos (CIEDH) lanzó hoy el único portal en línea que contiene todos los materiales relacionados al trabajo del Representante Especial del Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas sobre la...

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30 July 2009

[PDF] Corporate Social Responsibility Soft Law Developments in the European Union

Author: Research brief prepared for UN Special Representative John Ruggie, by Oxford University

It is often said that the importance of CSR soft law developments lies in how they influence, rather than control, the behaviour of corporations. It is in this way that soft law is distinguished from more traditional domestic legislative instruments...

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1 August 2009

[DOC] OHCHR Consultation on business and human rights: Operationalizing the “Protect, Respect, Remedy” framework, Geneva, 5-6 Oct 2009

Author: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

The consultation is open to all individuals and organisations who register in advance...In resolution 8/7 the Human Rights Council requested that the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to organize a two day consultation,...

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1 August 2009

[PDF] Report of International Roundtable on Conflict Management and Corporate Culture in the Mining Industry

Author: Caroline Rees, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School

A Report of an International Roundtable - June 12, 2009 [convened on behalf of UN Special Representative John Ruggie as part of the Special Representative's examination of the inter-relationship between the corporate responsibility to respect human...

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