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1 January 2010

[PDF] Sustainable Contracts: Concept’s outlines and exploration tracks [submission to John Ruggie, UN Special Representative on business & human rights]

Author: Yann Queinnec, Director, Sherpa

...We are witnessing today numerous contracts between private partners of which effects on social and environmental fields depend upon the public interest... The lack of international consensus, on which the recent stage report of Prof. John Ruggie...

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30 December 2009

Time to redraw the battle lines

Author: Hugh Williamson, Financial Times

It is dusk in London and Amnesty International has mobilised hundreds of protesters in its campaign against Shell’s allegedly damaging business practices in the Niger Delta...Their aim is to draw attention to huge oil spills and gas flaring that, they...

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1 December 2009

[PDF] Business and Human Rights: The Struggle for Accountability in the UN and the future direction of the advocacy agenda

Author: Patricia Feeney, Executive Director of Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID), in Sur - International Journal on Human Rights

Over the past 40 years the United Nations has made various attempts to develop global standards to hold companies accountable for their involvement in human rights abuses. This article traces the growing awareness of business-related human rights...

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1 December 2009

[PDF] New online forum for U.N. business & human rights mandate

Author: UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

Today the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on business and human rights, John Ruggie, launched a global online forum, www.srsgconsultation.org. The purpose of the forum is to gather input for the SRSG as he...

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11 November 2009

[PDF] The EU as regulator: Contribution by European Coalition for Corporate Justice to the "Protect, Respect and Remedy - A conference on CSR"

Author: European Coalition for Corporate Justice

The European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ) has welcomed the framework developed by John Ruggie... I think it is no secret that what we NGOs like the most out of the “Protect, Respect and Remedy” is the fact that states have been put back in...

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10 November 2009
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10 November 2009
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Author: Présidence suédoise de l'Union européenne

Lors de la première journée de la conférence de l'UE sur la responsabilité sociale des entreprises (RSE), Ewa Björling, Ministre déléguée au commerce, a souligné que cette question relevait, en premier lieu, de la responsabilité des entreprises. Le...

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10 November 2009
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Author: John Ruggie, Représentant spécial pour la question des droits de l’homme et des entreprises

Je suis très honoré que la Suède, qui assure la présidence de l’Union européenne, ait organisé cette conférence majeure sur le cadre « Protéger, respecter et réparer » pour une meilleure gestion des enjeux liés aux entreprises et aux droits de l’homme...

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10 November 2009

[PDF] Conference “Protect, Respect, Remedy - a Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR”

Author: Dr Ewa Björling, Swedish Minister for Trade

...[The] language and meaning of CSR need to be as objective and universal as possible... CSR needs certain guidelines as much as any other arena of business activity. Many European companies are actively calling for a more level playing field and...

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10 November 2009
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Author: John Ruggie, Representante Especial de la ONU para Empresas y Derechos Humanos

Me siento verdaderamente honrado, que el gobierno de Suecia, en su capacidad actual de Presidente de la Comunidad Europea, haya convocado esta importante conferencia sobre el Marco “proteger, respetar y remediar”, con el fin de mejor abordar los...

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