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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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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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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 2 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – The Measure of … Things: Measurement First Principles and the Business and Human Rights Assessment Project

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This post was contribute by Larry Catá Backer, W. Richard and Mary Eshelman Faculty Scholar Professor of Law and International Affairs at Pennsylvania State University. The 2015 United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights will focus on “Tracking Progress and Ensuring Coherence.” … Continue reading

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