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1 July 2012
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Author: Conectas [Brasil]

…La gravedad y la creciente impunidad ante los abusos por parte de las corporaciones…especialmente en el Sur Global, fueron algunas de las razones que llevaron a la adopción de los Principios Rectores…[Damos] la bienvenida a la centralidad dada en la...

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1 June 2012
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Author: União Europeia

[ir para a página 79] Em...2011, a Comissão Europeia adotou uma comunicação intitulada "Responsabilidade social das empresas: uma nova estratégia da UE para o período de 2011-2014", na qual é dado grande destaque aos direitos humanos no conceito de...

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10 May 2012
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Author: Revista Semana [Colombia]

Un fiscal ordenó la libertad para el empresario Guillermo Gaviria Echeverry, quien afronta un proceso por presuntos nexos con grupos paramilitares….Gaviria…propietario del diario El Mundo…había [sido detenido y la] medida era la primera de este tipo...

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Article
20 April 2012

[PDF] Keynote Remarks at Association of International Petroleum Negotiators Spring 2012 Conference: “Incorporating the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in Investor/State Contract Negotiations”

Author: John Ruggie, Harvard University & Foley Hoag LLP, former UN Special Representative on business & human rights

...[Too] many C-Suites and boards—as well as those who advise them—are still not sufficiently aware of the risk premium...for failing to obtain and sustain their social license to operate...So what’s all this got to do with contract negotiations? A...

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Company response
17 April 2012

Response by Unilever to the paper written by Libby Abbott relating to our tea plantation in Kericho, Kenya

Author: Unilever

We welcome the opportunity to respond to the paper written by Libby Abbott...We are pleased that the paper highlights the positive living and working conditions of our employees – access to housing, health care...Following previous serious allegations...

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Article
26 March 2012

Shift Project

Shift is an independent, non-profit center for business and human rights practice. Our team was centrally involved in shaping and writing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We help governments, businesses and their stakeholders...

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Article
1 March 2012

International law's invisible hand and the future of corporate accountability for violations of human rights

Author: Penelope Simons, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law - Common Law Section [Canada], in Journal of Human Rights and the Environment

This article argues that Ruggie's approach [in the "Protect, Respect and Remedy" framework and Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights] to addressing corporate human rights impunity was misconceived...[To] address corporate impunity...

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1 March 2012
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Author: Conectas Direitos Humanos

Com o objetivo de contribuir para o debate sobre os desafios de sua implementação no Brasil, Conectas Direitos Humanos edita os Princípios Orientadores em português. Esperamos que este documento sirva como insumo para aprofundar o debate em torno das...

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Article
1 February 2012

[DOC] Allegations of sexual harassment and abuse in Unilever’s Kericho plantation, Kenya: A case study of due diligence and certification processes

Author: Libby Abbott, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

This paper examines Unilever’s management of alleged sexual harassment and abuse on their Kericho tea plantation in Kenya, and argues that on many dimensions the company took a defensive rather than proactive approach to the allegations, thereby...

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25 January 2012

Cambodia: Forced evictions at Borei Keila, Phnom Penh "fail to respect" business & human rights, says NGO - developer Phan Imex invited to respond, but does not

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 3 January more than 200 homes in the Borei Keila neighborhood of Phnom Penh were demolished with the presence and support of police and security guards of the developer Phan Imex. Although Phan Imex had agreed to build ten buildings to house the...

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