Ruggie, Special Representative of the Secretary-General
(SRSG) on business and human rights - Portal for documents and speeches by Ruggie
in his work for the Human Rights Council
24 March 2011, Special Representative Ruggie issued "Guiding
Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations 'Protect,
Respect and Remedy' Framework," his final report. This followed an online
consultation held by the Special Representative on a draft of the Guiding Principles
from November 2010 through January 2011.
multilingual (English, French, Spanish) debating forum on
Rights Principles and NGO Accountability
by International Council on Human Rights Policy
4 May 2011- updates in this color
The Universal Declaration of|
Chicago and Human Rights
Human Rights Conventions
Rights conventions, covenants, and protocols were issued
the United Nations General Assembly. Texts of conventions are
at Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and status is
of states party to human rights conventions
Human Rights Instruments Links to rights organized by categories: self-determination,
indigenous, the child, women, older persons, etc.
Rights Bodies 4 Charter-based bodies and 8 human rights treaty bodies that
monitor implementation of the core international human rights treaties.
Human Rights Instuments by U of Minn. Extensive list.
Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD)
on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Convention on the Rights of
the Child (CRC)
International Convention on
the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (not
yet in force)
on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
for Signature videos, photos, for Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Disabiliteis, beginning 13 Dec 2006
Conventions ICRC [Humanitarian
Videos / Lectures
Universal Declaration of Human Rights 23
min 23 sec
by Amnesty International
Hunt: Inventing Human Rights, 57 min o6 sec
with History: Dignity, Human Rights and Torture 53 min 55sec
United Nations Hearings and Testimonies on Racism,
May 23, 2008
1 - Mr. Doudou Diene's Opening Remarks,
UN Rapporteur on Racism
- Part 2 - Mr. Doudou Diene's Opening Remarks, UN Rapporteur
- Joey Mogul's Testimony to UN Special Rapporteur on Racism
Schenkelberg's Testimony to UN Special Rapporteur
Lecture Series by Audio Visual Library of International Law
collection of lectures of enduring value on virtually every subject of international
law given by leading international law scholars and practitioners from different
regions, legal systems, cultures and sectors of the legal profession.
John Ruggie, Human rights
and transnational corporations, 9min 49 sec
Ruggie, Presents Business and Human Rights Framework, 9min 59sec
Freedom Forum speeches
Elders Campaign called by Nelson Mandela and Garca Machel, with Jimmy Carter,
Demond Tutu, Charles Branson, etc.
CEDAW convention -- list
Every Human has Rights - Nelson
Mandela, Mary Robinson, Desmond Tutu, etc.
non-discrimination is important.
By 20 experts.
Coalition for Human Rights
Coaltion of 44 NGOs and universitiy programs working on human rights
Project by US Human Rights Network - lists CERD convention, US reservations,
UN Committee on CERD, US 200 report, etc.
Shadow Reporting coordinated by US Human Rights Network
Report of the US to UN Committee on CERD on compliance with CERD, by US Dpet
of State, Apr 2007
Overview of 2007 US State Report on CERD 5 pages
Shadow Report: Response to the Periodic Report of the United States
United Nations Committee on the Eliminationof Racial Discrimination, Feb 2008
on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination under Office of High Commissioner
for Human Rights
Information relating to the US on US CERD Report to the UN, Feb 2008
of ratifications, accessions, and country reservations to CERD convention
Human Rights MeetUp Group
City Council Passed Resolution Supporting the Convention on the Rights for the
Child by US Human Rights fund, 17 Feb. 2009
Rapporteur on Racism US Mission.18 May to 6 June 6 at invitation of US government
Youth Collaborative 7 Dec 2007 Protest at City Hall
United Nations and Human Rights ||
Country Reports on Human Rights Violations ||
Business and Human Rights |
Human Rights Resources
Human Rights Information Centre Text of human rights instruments: UN
Charter, International Bill of Human Rights, Discrimination/Minorities, Women,
Children, Indigenous; and, UN Commission on Human Rights decisions
on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Sept 2007
Shadow Report Feb 2008
Rights: Fact Sheet 9, rev 1 Progreamme of Activities for Decade of Indigenous
People 1995 - 2004
An International Human Rights Database Yale University
of Human Rights Resources American Science. Includes site on science
and human rights
Conventions Laws of war
Rights Internet Links to NGO and other sites
Rights Library University of Minnesota
Rights Resource Center USA U of Minn.
Rights: The Essential Reference book by Carol Devine, Carol Rae Hansen, Ralph
Wilde, Hilary Poole; Oryx Press, 1999. 314pgs pp 1-55 are free online-- human
rights in ancient Greece and Rome. Must subscribe to Questia Online Books. DePaul
does not subscribe. Book is available in print at Lincoln Park and Law libraries.
Humanitarian Law -
Treaties and Documents - 100 treaties and other texts, current situation regarding
signatures, ratifications, accessions and successions
Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition - 2004
to Human Rights Instruments Fletcher School of
Law and Diplomacy
Rights Virtual Library
Freedom Forum (OFF) conference about human rights first held in May 2009 in
Oslo, Norway. Second OFF took place in April 2010 in Oslo. Every speech was filmed
and is posted at www.youtube.com/oslofreedomforum.
Guide to the Geneva Conventions
Nations Treaty Collection
Declaration and Programme of Action, 1993
Conference Against Racism 2001 South Africa
Conference on Human Rights 1993 Vienna
International Courts Tribunals
/ Regional Courts
Ranking Human Rights Achievements
CALL for HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTS: The Business and Human
Rights Documentation (B-HRD.org) Project is a cutting edge advocacy and educational
resource that digests existing, first-hand human rights documentation to identify
the impacts businesses have across industries and regions on the full spectrum
of rights embodied under international law. This is a new joint initiative of
ESCR-Net and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) at NYU School
focused on non-judicial
mechanisms available around world to help companies and their external stakeholders
and Human Rights Amnesty International reports. Amnesty
International helped develop the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights,
which guide companies in maintaining the safety and security of their operations
within a framework that ensures respect for human rights. Amnesty has remained
involved in the process since their launch in 2002.
and Human Rights Resource Centre Tracking
the positive and negative impacts of over 4,000 companies worldwide.
and Human Rights: A Survey of NHRI Practices (2008) by Office of the High
Commissioner for Human Rights. Analysis of the work of national and intergovernmental
bodies with respect to business and related issues.
| Human Rights Watch Exposes human rights violations
by corporations in various industries.
on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress
Chair: Joseph Stiglitz. President Sarkozy created this Commission to identify
limits of GDP as an indicator of economic performance and social progress, to
consider additional information required for production of a more relevant picture,
to discuss how to present this information in the most appropriate way, and to
check the feasibility of measurement tools proposed by the Commission.
as pdf file and video speeches
investigative research and journalism to expose corporate
malfeasance andadvocates for multinational corporate accountability and transparency.Work
to foster global justice, independent media activism and democratic control over
Labor Organization Est. 1999, network of companies, NGOs, universities dedicated
to protecting owrkers' rights in member companyoperations worldwide through independent
monitoring of labor standards.
Business Initiative on Human Rights
Global business-led project committed to advancing human rights in business around
Rights Education Associates (HREA) Many human rights courses, forums, lists
Rights Quatertly website is good to see titles.
Access articles via DePaul
Rights Watch: Business
for Human Rights and Business
Works to raise corporate standards and strengthen public policy to ensure that
the activities of companies do not contribute to human rights abuses, and in fact
lead to positive outcomes.
Labor Organization (ILO) Labor standards, conventions, meetings, reports,
Process Est. 2003 to certify diamonds as not being "conflict diamonds"
or "blood diamonds"
of Special Representative of S-G on Issue of HUman Rights and Transnational Corporatins...
adoped 18 June 2008 by UN Human Rights Commission (Doc: A_HRC_RES_8_7)
Corporations and Human Rights
Links to codes, principles and norms for multinational and other corporations
as to their human rights responsibilities, ethical investment indices, transnational
litigation against companies and other relevant case law. Part of 3 year Australian
Research Council project investigating human rights responsibilities of multinational
on the Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises
with Regard to Human Rights, U.N. Doc. E/CN.4/Sub.2/2003/12/Rev.2
(2003) at U of Minn
Ruggie, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on business
and human rights - Portal for documents and speeches by
Ruggie in his work for the Human Rights Council.
Ruggie List of documents prepared by and submitted to
SRSG on Business
and Human Rights, incl his offical reports to the Human Rights Council - pdf file.
Available at Business and Human Rights Resource Center: John
of selected business & human rights standards
International The global coalition against corruption
Nations Global Compact World's largest organization on Corporate Social Responsibility.
Promotes 10 princples based on int'l law.
Principles on Security and Human Rights Launched in 2000, US, UK, Norway,
Netherlands, companies in extractive and energy sectors NGOs, developed set of
voluntary principles to guide Companies in maintaining safety and security of
their operations within an operating framework that ensures respect for human
Working in Human Rights (limited list)||
Selected Human Rights Articles||
Teaching Human Rights |
International first anti-slavery NGO
Human Rights Commission (AHRC)
Center seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance
freedom and democracy, and improve health.
on Housing Rights and Evictions Over one billion people
are inadequately housed.
on Human Rights
a standing committee of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of
Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. Serves as secretariat of International
Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (H.R. Network).
Center for Constitutional and Human Rights
and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute
democratic change, monitors freedom, and advocates for democracy and human rights.
Global Campaign for Ratification of Convention on Rights of Migrants
Commission of Jurists has impartial, objective and authoritative legal approach
to the protection and promotion of human rights through the rule of law.
Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Council on Human Rights Policy
Federation for Human Rights 155 human rights organizations throughtout the
Gay and Lesbian Association (IGLA)
Human Rights Network
League for Human Rights
Service for Human Rights (ISHR)
for Human Rights
of Human Rights NGOs
by region by Duke Library
international confederation of 14 organizations working together in 99 countries
and with partners and allies around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty
for Human Rights
Rights The ethical globalization initiative
Advocacy Project helps marginalized communities to tell
their story, claim their rights and produce social change.
Enough Project Helping to build a permanent constituency
to prevent genocide and crimes against humanity. Initial focus was on Sudan, eastern
Congo, northern Uganda, Somalia, Chad and Zimbabwe. Utilizes3P approach:
promoting peace, protecting civilians, punishing perpetrators; and prevention.
for Human Rights
Organization Against Torture
For Human Rights
Provides spending by charitites, including CEO salaries, spending on office vs
spending on charitie's mission
Contemporary Forms of Slavery: Updating a Venerable NGO
Human Rights Quarterly, Feb 2009
Approaches to Combating Modern Slavery Book Review
and Confrontation in the International Criminal Courts Pursuit of Accountability
in Uganda and Sudan Aug 2009
to Eliminate Human Rights Abuses of Children:
A Cross-National Comparative
Study Aug 2008
and the Limits of Legal Deterrence Aug 2008
as Health: Employing the Collective Right to Development to Achieve the Goals
of the Individual Right to Health May 2008
Diamonds, and Gold: The Destructive Public Health, Human Rights, and Environmental
Consequences of Symbols of Love Feb 2008
the Problem of Trafficking: The Interplay of US Law, Donor, and NGO Engagement
and the Local Context in Latin America Feb 2008
trial: symbolic court held in conjunction with the 9th International Congress
on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP), which opened on 9 Aug 2009 at Indonesia.
First South East Asia Court of Women on HIV and Human Trafficking in South East
Asia 7 Aug 2009
of Women hears testimonies from trafficked, sexually exploited
Advocates for Human Rights
Quizes: Rights for
Women, Migrants, Education, Housing, Health, Food
are human rights
Programme for Human Rights Education (2005-ongoing)
Nations Decade for Human Rights Education (1995-2004)
Rights Day 2008
Rights Day 2009: Theme: Embrace
Diversity - End Discrimination
Corner: 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
-- Take the Human Rights Quiz
Conference on Human Rights 2008 - Climate Change and Human Rights
Conference on Human Rights 2009 - Int'l Year of Human Rights Learning
The People's Movement for Human Rights Teaching
materials include videos
Rights The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Project Humanity's written agreement to live togerther; includes human rights
day curriculum. This is a project within the Institute for Global Challenges and
the Law at the Berkeley Law School.
Rights Standford Encylopedia of Philosophy
For Human Rights Resources, Petiitions, Educ Materials
Forum on Human Rights is a platform for exchange of knowledge, good practices,
general reflection, intensive debate in order to contribute to advancement of
human rights in the world.
website on children's rights
presented at the Human Rights Council -
11 March 2009
and discussion of issues, video
Administration Seeks to Join U.N. Rights of The Child Convention 22 June 2009
- BLOG: Human
Rights in Scotland, Youth for Human Rights - Boston, Human Rights Digest