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6 March 2013

[audio] Business and Human Rights

Author: Council on Foreign Relations

Mark P. Lagon, CFR's adjunct senior fellow for human rights, leads a conversation on the role of business in international relations and upholding human rights obligations... [refers to Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Coca-Cola, Delta, LexisNexis, Gap, Nike...

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1 March 2013

John Ruggie launches new book on developing UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights

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21 February 2013

Law Society Public Debate Series – Responsible business for lawyers: balancing the client duty and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UK]

Author: Law Society

Should lawyers be leading through best practice in the field of internal human rights policies?..[T]he Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights...clarify the roles and responsibilities of states, companies and other social actors in respect of...

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18 February 2013

A Global Compact for Mercenaries?

Author: Mark Taylor, The Laws of Rule

Much of the...Articles of Association [of the Oversight Mechanism of the Intl Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers]...has been agreed. But the areas of disagreement in the latest draft betray real nervousness among the stakeholders...

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18 February 2013

[PDF] ICAR Comment on the Articles of Association of the ICoC

Author: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR)

[T]he International Corporate Accountability Roundtable...believes that the Articles of Association of the ICoC...offer considerable improvements from the prior Draft. However, ICAR is concerned that the Articles...do not clearly provide the Mechanism...

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5 February 2013
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Author: Instituto Ethos

[O] Grupo de Trabalho Empresas e Direitos Humanos, liderado pelo Instituto Ethos, está realizando uma pesquisa on-line sobre os interesses das empresas em relação ao tema “Mecanismos de reclamação para a gestão sobre os direitos humanos”...Todas as...

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1 February 2013
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Author: Christopher Albin-Lackey, Human Rights Watch

[L]es pratiques relatives aux droits humains des entreprises sont modelées par des politiques qu'elles ont elles-mêmes façonnées, par des initiatives volontaires et par des « engagements » sans force exécutoire… [L]es Principes directeurs … soulignent...

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1 February 2013
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Author: Chris Albin-Lackey, Human Rights Watch

Si bien los Principios Rectores impulsan el progreso en algunas áreas, también subrayan las fallas del enfoque actual a los temas de negocios y derechos humanos, un enfoque impulsado por la débil acción del gobierno y una deferencia indebida a las...

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31 January 2013

Without Rules - A Failed Approach to Corporate Accountability

Author: Christopher Albin-Lackey, Human Rights Watch

[C]ompany human rights practices are shaped by self-created policies, voluntary initiatives, and unenforceable "commitments"...[T]he...Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...underscore the failures of the current approach to business and...

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15 January 2013

Responsible business can help Burma's democratic transition

Author: David Grayson (Cranfield School of Management) for Guardian [UK]

[T]he...Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)...has embarked on a multi-year project to help ensure that existing and new investments in Burma are consistent with international human rights standards and best practices...A...briefing paper,...

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