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Briefing for UK National Contact Point on Human Rights Implementation of OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

June 2013

This briefing traces the way in which the UK National Contact Point has approached the human rights requirements of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and identifies some key issues for consideration that may be relevant to current and future cases.

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Forced Labor of Children and Adults in Uzbekistan

Forced Labor of Children and Adults in Uzbekistan
May 2013

In 2010 ECCHR and partner organisations have filed complaints against 7 cotton dealers from France, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom for knowingly profiting from (forced) child labour in the Uzbek cotton industry. At the end of the implementation phases of these complaints ECCHR has carried out comprehensive evaluation of the impact of the complaints both on the situation in Uzbekistan and, more generally, on NCP practice.

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Guide to Free Prior and Informed Consent

Guide to Free Prior and Informed Consent
July 2010

This guide is an introduction to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC). It provides basic information about the right to FPIC and how this right can help people to have a say about development projects, such as dams, mines and, logging and other large infrastructure projects, which affect them in some way. We all have the right to decide what happens to our own lands. This principle is protected by international human rights law as “all peoples have the right to self-determination” and linked to the right to self determination, “all peoples have the right to freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development”.

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ISO 26000- Business as usual

ISO 26000- Business as usual
February 2010 A. de Regil

This brief succinctly makes the argument about the business as usual approach that the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has taken in the development of its ISO 26000 standard to address corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices.

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Brazil: in perfect harmony with TLWNSI’s concept

Brazil: in perfect harmony with TLWNSI’s concept
January 2010 A. de Regil

Brazil undertakes a historical policy to close wage gaps that stands out for its strong affinity with Jus Semper’s TLWNSI concept for the realisation of living wages.

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