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Ruggie versus Ecuador: Will a human rights norm ever emerge regardless of Western support?

In September 2013, a number of countries issued a joint statement in favour of an international treaty on business and human rights. The statement was drafted by Ecuador and signed also by the African Group, the Arab Group, Pakistan, Sri … Continue reading

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¿Se ajusta más la rebeldía de hoy a las condiciones materiales de las revoluciones de ayer?

En su última columna quincenal en la sección del País Vasco en El País, el cineasta Borja Cobeaga comparte una reflexión interesante sobre los cambios que la actual crisis está generando en las expectativas y en los sueños de la … Continue reading

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Ruggie’s Guiding Principles unsuitable for addressing corporate human rights abuses

A formal statement, endorsed by Rights in Context and nearly 30 more organisations and movements from all over the world, distributed to all country embassies and missions in Geneva, and delivered in an oral address before the Human Rights Council, … Continue reading

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Companies’ obligations to respect human rights abroad – Joint Statement

Business enterprises carry a legal respect-obligation under international human rights law. Comment on John Ruggie’s “Draft Guiding Principles for the Implementation of the UN protect, respect and remedy framework” The draft fails to mention that business enterprises carry a legal … Continue reading

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States’ obligations to respect and protect human rights abroad – Joint Statement on John Ruggie’s Draft Guiding Principles

The “Draft Guiding Principles for the Implementation of the UN `protect, respect and remedy framework`” developed by the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on business and human rights (henceforth: the draft) in their introductory part emphasise: “Nothing in these … Continue reading

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