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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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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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Nov 30 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Rhetoric of corporate responsibility is not enough: Corporations must walk the walk, not just talk the talk

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This post was contributed by Katie Redford, Co-Founder and Director of EarthRights International. Twenty years ago this month, the Nigerian military regime executed the environmental activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa. Ken was a remarkable and charismatic leader of the Ogoni tribe in the … Continue reading

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Nov 23 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Think before you measure!

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This post was contributed by Luke Wilde, Chief Executive at twentyfifty Ltd. I will use this blog to reflect on some of our experience, rather than theory, of working with large companies to find ways of measuring corporate practice on human … Continue reading

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Nov 9 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – A cartographer’s guide to measurement: mapping where we are, determining where we want to be and getting into the messy in-roads of legislation

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This post was contributed by Michelle Staggs Kelsall, doctoral candidate in law at the University of Nottingham and former Deputy Director of the Human Rights Resource Centre (for ASEAN). When I think about measurement, it brings to mind for me a popular … Continue reading

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Nov 4 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – We have SDGs now, but how do we measure them?

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This post was contributed by Kate Anderson, senior policy analyst and associate fellow in the Center for Universal Education of the Brookings Institute. The post was first posted on the Brookings Institute’s website.  Does the world agree on the definition of … Continue reading

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Nov 3 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Implementing the Guiding Principles: The Challenge of Measurement

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This post was contributed by Margaret Jungk, Chair of the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights. They called it ‘the plane that became a convertible’. In 1988, on a routine flight from Hilo to Honolulu, Aloha Airlines … Continue reading

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Oct 23 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – The Guiding Principles have been a game changer

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This post was contributed by Linda Kromjong, Secretary-General of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE). The uptake and implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights (UNGPs) has been a controversial and disputed issue for quite some time. … Continue reading

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Oct 20 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Tracking progress in business and human rights: An introduction

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The United Nations Working Group on business and human rights (UNWG) dedicated its 2015 report to the UN General Assembly to the issue of measuring the uptake and implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). … Continue reading

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Jul 18 2014

Charline Daelman – Measuring the Impact of Business on Children’s Rights

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The recent release of UNICEF’s ‘Children Rights and Business Principles’ has resulted in companies starting to understand the relevance of respecting and promoting children’s rights. More importantly, companies are now rethinking the impact that their businesses have on children’s rights. … Continue reading

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