Tag Archives: human rights

Jun 21 2016

Claret Vargas – Measuring What Matters: A Key Challenge in Human Rights and Business

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This post was contributed by Claret Vargas, the coordinator of Dejusticia’s international work. The post was originally published on Dejusticia blog. How do we know when states and businesses have moved from committing to protect and respect human rights to actually … Continue reading

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Jun 3 2016

Francis West – Leadership and being first aren’t the same things: An assessment of the UK National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

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This post was contributed by Francis West, Head of Private Sector Policy & Advocacy at Unicef UK. The 12th of May marked the UK Government’s much vaunted Corruption Summit, which championed corporate transparency. On the same day, hidden by the Summit’s … Continue reading

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Mar 8 2016

Margaret Jungk resigns from UN Working Group and emphasises need for stronger measurement in business and human rights

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Today, Margaret Jungk resigned from the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights. The MB&HR project worked closely with Margaret during the past five years, including in preparation of the latest report of the UN Working Group to … Continue reading

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Feb 12 2016

Isabella Stanbrook – Why is measurement an important theme for business and human rights in 2016?

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This post was contributed by Isabella Stanbrook, senior analyst at Sancroft. More than two thirds of the world’s fifty largest companies already have a specific human rights policy. This reflects a growing corporate awareness of human rights impacts. In the past, … Continue reading

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Feb 1 2016

Agathe Derain – Human rights and business: Could performance measurement be premature?

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This post was contributed by Agathe Derain, manager in the sustainability team of Deloitte France. The common pitfall of rushing towards KPIs Since the adoption of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in 2011, and … Continue reading

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Dec 24 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – The UN Guiding Principles in the Americas: Moving Forward?

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This post was contributed by Humberto Cantú Rivera, Associate Researcher and Ph.D. candidate at Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II. Much discussion has taken place about the development of a business and human rights agenda in different settings; most notably, an important focus … Continue reading

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Dec 11 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – The importance of local partnerships and robust research: Agricultural workers in the Morocco tomato food chain

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This post was contributed by Ines del Real Tovar and Maddalena Neglia, respectively Senior manager partnerships and learning and Business and human rights specialist at Fairfood International.  The implementation of human rights standards in the global supply chain and, particularly, in the … Continue reading

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Dec 9 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Business and human rights: No progress without protection for defenders

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This post was contributed by Michael Ineichen, Programme Manager and Human Rights Council Advocacy Director at the International Service for Human Rights. The level of protection enjoyed by those defending rights has long been recognised as a vital indicator for the … Continue reading

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Dec 4 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Measuring progress on human rights, and peace, in conflict affected areas

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This post was contributed by Andrea Iff, Head of Business and Peace, swisspeace.  Conflict-affected and high-risk areas are characterized by specific political, economic and social conditions. An area can be conflict-affected either because of a violent conflict that exists between language, … Continue reading

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Dec 3 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Follow the Money: Using development finance to hold corporations accountable

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This post was contributed by Gretchen Gordon, Coordinator for the Coalition for Human Rights in Development, and Stephanie Mellini, Research and Advocacy Fellow with the Coalition. Two weeks ago, at the United Nations’ fourth Annual Forum on Business and Human … Continue reading

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