PBI Submission to the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

Aug - 2017 In response to a call for submission PBI submitted this document to inform the UNWG on Business and Human Rights on the situation of Human Rights Defenders (HRDs). The document outlines recommendations that the UNWG could make to the business community with respect to how it can respect human rights through its engagement with human rights defenders.

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Wilton Park Dialogue and Report: Supporting human rights defenders: challenges and opportunities (WP1451)

Dec - 2015 Responding to the UK government’s human rights priorities, this dialogue explored approaches and action that the government could take to enable and protect Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) to address current global trends and challenges to civic space and HRDs. 

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Revision of the UK National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights Peace Brigades International briefing

We call on the Government to take the lead by advocating for greater respect for fundamental freedoms and the rule of law in order to reverse the current trends. We also present recommendations as to how the UK can provide stronger support to community led development initiatives that seek to provide ethical and sustainable alternatives to prevailing economic models. 

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Ten years of the European Union Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders: An assessment from the field. May 2014

 

 

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PBI submission on "enabling environments" to the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders. Oct 2013

 

 

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Submission to the UN Working Group on the 2013 Forum on Business and Human Rights. Apr 2013

 

 

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Submission to the UN Working Group on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations. Dec 2011

 

 

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A Dangerous Business - The human cost of advocating against environmental degradation and land rights violations​. Oct 2011

Conference Report.

 

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PBI submission to Conservative Party Human Rights Commission​. 

Submission on the situation of human rights lawyers and other human rights defenders in the countries where PBI works.

 

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Conference on Security and Protection for Human Rights Defenders - final report​. Dec 2009

 

 

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Submission on the situation of women human rights defenders. Dec 2009

 

 

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