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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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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 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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Nov 19 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Linking the UN Guiding Principles to global reporting practice: Proof of increasing human rights reporting

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This post was contributed by Teresa Fogelberg, Deputy Chief Executive at GRI. The post was written in her personal capacity. This Monday, on the eve of the 4th Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human rights in Geneva, I had … Continue reading

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Nov 12 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Three is the magic number

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This post was contributed by Margaret Jungk, Chair of UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, Mauricio Lazala, Deputy Director of Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, and Mark Hodge, Executive Director of Global Business Initiative on Human Rights.   The upcoming 2015 UN Forum on … Continue reading

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Nov 5 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Progress depends on clarifying responsibilities

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This blog was contributed by Caio Borges, Attorney in the Business and Human Rights Project at Conectas Human Rights. There is still no truly comprehensive study on progress in the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human … Continue reading

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Oct 29 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – What should banks do to take human rights seriously?

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This post was contributed by Ryan Brightwell, Researcher and Editor at BankTrack.  The banking sector provides the lending that drives much of the world’s economic activity. As such, whether banks apply strong human rights standards to their finance has knock-on … Continue reading

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Oct 26 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Is dialogue working? We need more dialogue to find out

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This post was contributed by Brian Ganson, Head of the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement (ACDS) and Extraordinary Associate Professor at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. Well-functioning operational-level grievance mechanisms are likely to bring significant benefits to companies and … 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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Jun 12 2014

Nora Götzmann – Showing respect for human rights in state-investor contracts: Guidance and assessment tool for company negotiators

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This post was contributed by Nora Götzmann, Advisor in the Human Rights and Business Department of the Danish Institute for Human Rights and Adjunct Fellow at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland Respect for human rights, … Continue reading

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