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Principled pragmatism – the way forward for business and human rights

OHCHR has now received over 90 submissions from stakeholders relevant to the report of the High Commissioner which are included below. It should be noted that submissions received in hard copy (such as books, leaflets, promotional material and so on) have not been included. The views contained in these documents reflect the opinions of the States, organizations and individuals concerned and do not represent the opinions of the United Nations or OHCHR

Submissions from:


Australia  English


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Canada  English
Croatia  English
Cuba  Spanish
Czech Republic
 English
Denmark  English
Finland  English |  English
Germany  English
Greece  English
Hungary  English
Italy  English
Lithuania  English
Luxembourg  English
Mauritius  English
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Norway  English
Philippines  English
Poland  English
Portugal  English
Sweden  English
Switzerland  French
Syrian Arab Republic  English
United Kingdom  English
United States  English
European Union  English
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Transnational Corporations
BASF  Cover and Report


 Report
Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights
 Report
Gap  Report
Newmont  Report
Nexen  Cover, Report and Leaflet
Pfizer  Report
Rio Tinto
 Report
Sasol  Report
Shell  Report
Sonofon  Report
Storebrand  Report
Telefonica  Report I, Report II, Report III and Report IV
Employer associations
Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie  Report |  English

Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD

 Report
Confederation of British Industry
 Cover, Report I and Report II
Confederation of Danish Industry  Report
International Chamber of Commerce  Report
International Organization of Employers  Report
Netherland's Industry  Report
US Council for International Business  Report
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Employee associations
World Confederation of Labour
 Report
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Intergovernmental organizations
Global Compact Office  Report


 Report
IMF  Report
OECD  Report
UNEP  Report
 Cover, Report I, Report II, Report III, Report IV, Report V, Report VI and Report VII
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Treaty Bodies
The Committee on the Rights of the Child  Report

The Migrant Workers' Committee

 Report
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Non-governmental organizations
Action Aid  Report
Amnesty International  Report
Australian Human Rights Centre  Report
Berne Declaration  Report
Business and Human Rights Resource Centre  Report
CAFOD  Report
Castan Centre  Report
CEDHA  Report
Christian Aid  Cover and Leaflet
Dutch Round Table on Business and Human Rights  Report
ESCR-net  Report I, Report II and Report III
Europe, Third World Network  Report [English] [French] [Spanish]
FIDH  Report
Geneva Social Observatory  Report
German Clean Clothes Campaign  Report
Greenpeace  Report I, Report II and Report III
Human Rights First  Report
Human Rights Watch  Report
Humanistisch Overleg Mensenrechten  Report
Infact  Report
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility  Report
International Baby Food Action Network  Report
International Commission of Jurists  Report
International Service for Human Rights  Report
Misereor  Report
Mineral Policy Institute  Report
Oxfam  Report
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Other stakeholders
Business for Social Responsibility  Report
Caux Round Table  Report
Chandler, Sir Geoffrey  Report
Columbia University  Report
CRED  Report
Danish Institute for Human Rights  Report
Deva, Surya  Report
Ethical Funds  Report I and Report II
Harvard University  Report
House, Frances  Report
International Business Leaders Forum  Report
Kamminga, Menno  Report
KingZollinger  Report
Lawhouse  Report I, Report II and Report III
Mineral Institute  Report
O'Reilly, John  Report
SustainAbility  Report


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