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 The United Nations Human Rights Council is expected to adopt a decision this week that will set the direction for its future work on business and human rights. Unfortunately however, the draft resolution before the Council falls far short of what is needed. Read the latest from ESCR-Net's Corporate Accountability Working Group, along with other leading human rights organizations.

In an oral statement to the Human Rights Council on May 30, 2011, ESCR-Net and six other leading human rights organizations addressed the issue of business and human rights at the 17th session of the Human Rights Council, encouraging the Council to recommit to the goal of corporate accountability and protecting human rights vis-a-visbusiness activity.



Read about what steps the United Nations Human Rights Council shoud take to protect human rights against business abuses.

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Join New Tactics and Niko Lusiani of ESCR-Net for an online dialogue on Corporate Accountability Beyond Borders: Exploring home states' efforts to protect against business-related human rights abuses from February 23 to March 1, 2011.

This joint civil society statement on the draft Guiding Principles for the operationalization of the "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Framework was presented to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on transnational corporations and other business enterprises (SRSG), Prof. John Ruggie in January, 2011.

We invite you to join us at a special public forum to highlight the importance of strengthening the voice and capacity of those whose human rights are affected by business, focusing particularly on the development and utilization of new documentation, advocacy tools, strategies and tactics.

 Lettre à l'attention du Professeur John Ruggie, Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général chargé de la question des droits de l'homme et des sociétés transnationales et autres entreprises.

The Business and Human Rights Documentation Project (B-HRD) is calling for papers on cutting-edge business and human rights issues for its inaugural Working Papers series.