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The IOC Takes Action on Human Rights, following Recommendations by Shift's VP and the former UN Human Rights Chief

March 2, 2020

Shift's Rachel Davis and Former UN Human Rights Chief, Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein Delivered their Recommendations to IOC President Bach in February.

Introducing the new Valuing Respect Hub

February 4, 2020

The Hub is part of Shift's three-year collaborative initiative to research and co-create better ways to evaluate business respect for human rights.

Conference 'Business & Human Rights: Towards a Common Agenda for Action'

December 2, 2019

This multi-stakeholder conference, co-organized by Shift and Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, created a space to discuss business and human rights and, in particular, a collaborative and constructive way forward on this critical agenda.

Keynote Address by John Ruggie at the Conference 'Business & Human Rights: Towards a Common Agenda for Action'

December 2, 2019

Remarks by Caroline Rees on the role of the state according to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights at the Expert Conference on Sustainable Supply Chains, February 21, 2019, in Berlin.

Shift to Support the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union with its Flagship Conference on Business and Human Rights

September 17, 2019

Shift is proud to be supporting the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union in convening its flagship conference ‘Business and Human Rights: Towards a Common Agenda for Action’, to take place in Brussels on December 2, 2019.

Fulfilling the State Duty to Protect: A Statement on the Role of Mandatory Measures in a “Smart Mix”

February 21, 2019

There is a growing number of national and international debates around mandatory measures to ensure business respect for human rights, and specifically, a) a binding international instrument on business and human rights and b) national legislation on mandatory human rights due diligence. In these debates, the UN Guiding Principles' expectation of a "smart mix" of implementation measures is often cited.

Caroline Rees' Remarks at the 2019 Expert Conference on Sustainable Supply Chains

February 21, 2019

Remarks by Caroline Rees on the role of the state according to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights at the Expert Conference on Sustainable Supply Chains, February 21, 2019, in Berlin.

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