Reports & materials launched

""Knowing and Showing": Using US Securities Law to Compel Human Rights Disclosure", International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), 9 Oct 2013

"Human Rights Due Diligence: 2013 Update", Mark B. Taylor, for International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), 22 Nov 2013

"New guide makes it easy for companies to manage human rights", Danish Institute for Human Rights, 1 Dec 2013

"The Third Pillar: Access to Judicial Remedies for Human Rights Violations by Transnational Business", Gwynne Skinner, Robert McCorquodale, Olivier De Schutter & Andie Lambe, for Intl. Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), Corporate Responsibility Coalition (CORE), European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ), 1 Dec 2013

"Measuring Business & Human Rights" research project to assess & compare companies' responsibility to respect human rights, led by Ann Sofie Cloots (Univ. of Cambridge), Charline Daelman (KU Leuven), Damiano de Felice (LSE), Irene Pietropaoli (Middlesex Univ.), Dec 2013

"Interim Briefing: National Action Plans (NAPs) on Business and Human Rights", ICAR & Danish Institute for Human Rights, 2 Dec 2013

"UN Global Compact Launches Business Guide on Rights of Indigenous Peoples", UN Global Compact, 2 Dec 2013

"GRI and RAFI collaborate to advance guidance on effective corporate reporting of respect for human rights", Shift, 2 Dec 2013

Centre for Applied Legal Studies & partner organizations to develop National Action Plan template to implement UN Guiding Principles, Centre for Applied Legal Studies, Wits University (So. Africa), 2 Dec 2013

"Integrating human rights into environmental, social and health impact assessments. A practical guide for the oil and gas industry", IPIECA, Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR), Dec 2013

"Public Procurement and Human Rights", Danish Institute for Human Rights, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, Agency for Public Management and eGoverment & International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, 3 Dec 2013

Global CSR tools launched at the Forum, Global CSR, Dec 2013
Including Human Rights Explained for business, KnowShowTM – the world’s first human rights identification app, eLearning on Business and Human Rights, Constructive Campaigning – guide for NGOs

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3 December 2013

[PDF] Public Procurement and Human Rights

Author: Danish Institute for Human Rights, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, Agency for Public Management and eGoverment & International Corporate Accountability Roundtable

This event focuses on public procurement as one key aspect of state-business nexus...The side event will address human rights dimensions, risks and opportunities of public procurement as well as relevant international, regional and national legal...

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2 December 2013

GRI and RAFI collaborate to advance guidance on effective corporate reporting of respect for human rights

Author: Shift

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Reporting and Assurance Frameworks Initiative (RAFI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to underline their mutual commitment to advancing meaningful corporate human rights reporting...The MoU...

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2 December 2013

UN Global Compact Launches Business Guide on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Author: UN Global Compact

The UN Global Compact released A Business Reference Guide to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as part of the second annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva. The Guide aims to help business understand...

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2 December 2013

[PDF] Interim Briefing: National Action Plans (NAPs) on Business and Human Rights

Author: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) & Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR)

[M]any governments struggle to ensure that their duty to protect human rights translates into effective measures to ensure that businesses respect the rights of individuals, communities, and societies in practice…This duty extends to all organs of the...

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1 December 2013

[PDF] Integrating human rights into environmental, social and health impact assessments. A practical guide for the oil and gas industry

Author: IPIECA, Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR)

This Guide describes how human rights can be integrated into environmental, social and health impact assessments (ESHIAs), which the oil and gas industry routinely uses to evaluate projects and activities. It provides an introduction to human rights...

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1 December 2013

[PDF] The Third Pillar: Access to Judicial Remedies for Human Rights Violations by Transnational Business

Author: Gwynne Skinner, Robert McCorquodale, Olivier De Schutter & Andie Lambe

The Access to Judicial Remedy (A2JR) Project set out to identify and analyze the barriers in the United States, Canada, and Europe…The detailed mapping exercise undertaken in the development of this Report shows that States are generally not...

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22 November 2013

Human Rights Due Diligence: 2013 Update

Author: Mark B. Taylor, for International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR)

This brief report is an update of the report released in December 2012 entitled “Human Rights Due Diligence: The Role of States.” That report was authored by an Expert Group consisting of Professor Olivier De Schutter, Professor Anita Ramasastry, Mark...

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21 November 2013

CALS selected by UN Working Group

Author: Centre for Applied Legal Studies, Wits University (So. Africa)

The Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) at Wits University together with its coalition partners in Africa and Asia, has been selected to develop a template for the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...“The UN Working Group has...

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9 October 2013

[PDF] "Knowing and Showing": Using US Securities Law to Compel Human Rights Disclosure

Author: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR)

This paper argues that human rights are materially relevant to corporate securities reporting and encourages the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to guide businesses in reporting material human rights information in their periodic and...

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