Title: FES international - Global Policy and Development
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Conference Papers

Aide Memoire
Human Rights and Business German Forum Human Rights, October 2011 (German only)

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Miriam Saage-Maaß

Labour Conditions in the Global Supply Chain: What Is the Extent and Implications of German Corporate Responsibility? International Policy Analysis, November 2011

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ECCHR Policy Paper

A Comparison of National Contact Points - Best Practices in OECD
Complaints Procedures

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William Nee

Closing Governance Gaps:
How best to improve workers’ rights in China

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Sentro ng Alternatibong Lingap Panligal
Strategic Litigation as Part of the Alternative Lawyering Strategies in the Philippines
A SALIGAN Mindanaw perspective

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Conference Outcome

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Conference Report

German version


Christiane Gerstetter and Alexander Kamieth (for Germanwatch):
Unternehmensverantwortung - Vorschläge für EU-Reformen



MISEREOR/ECCHR/Brot für die Welt:
Transnationale Unternehmen in Lateinamerika: Gefahr für die Menschenrechte?



FES/ OHCHR/Institute for Human Rights & Business Expert Workshop
4-5 July 2011, Geneva:
What Next for Business and Human Rights at the United Nations?




Report of FES Workshop on the "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Framework
June 2010, Geneva:



CorA/CCC: Mythos CSR - Unternehmensverantwortung und Regulierungslücken Reformvorschläge & Forderungen an die Bunderegierung
Auszüge aus Kapitel 7 des Buches "Mythos CSR"

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All publications of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung on the topic of Human Rights are to be foundhere.

Contact at FES

Frederike Boll

Global Policy and Development

Hiroshimastr. 28, D-10785 Berlin

Phone ++49 (0)30/269 35-7469

Mail Frederike.Boll[at]fes.de


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Rights and Accountability
The Way Ahead for Business and Human Rights

International Conference on 21-22 November 2011 in Berlin


Conference Hosts

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung     Misereor      ECCHR     Germanwatch 

                  CorA ;   Forum Human Rights


The symposium aims to bring together leading actors working on business and human rights, including government officials, Parliamentarians, representatives from business, academia and NGOs.

The meeting will provide an opportunity to exchange views on implementing the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights in Germany and Europe.

The conference is organized by Germanwatch, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, MISEREOR and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) as well as the German civil society networks Forum Human Rights and Corporate Accountability (CorA). The expert meeting is designed to discuss policy approaches to implement the state duty to protect against human rights abuses by private actors.

Furthermore, the conference is concentrating on effective remedies for those affected by corporate human rights abuses. Deliberations will focus on access to justice and opportunities for corporate liability.

Conference Agenda

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- Please note that participation is possible upon personal invitation only -

Video Message by Richard Howitt

Watch the Video Message to the Conference by Richard Howitt, Member of the European Parliament for the East of England, European Parliament Rapporteur on Corporate Social Responsibility that was screened at the opening of the conference on November 21st, 2011:

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Press Statement by organizers of the Conference

open press statement    German version

Alle Teilnehmer der Fachtagung Business and Human Rights nach Abschluss der Veranstaltung am 22.11.2011; Foto: FES

Look at more pictures (click on one of them) in the photo gallery

Presentations by the speakers

Substantiation of the state duty to protect in the context of German export business assistance
Brigitte Hamm

open presentation

Business and Human Rights: Challenges and Perspectives
Michael Windfuhr

open presentation


Legal Opportunities to improve Europe’s Corporate Accountability Framework
Filip Gregor

open presentation


Presentation of Raymond Salas in Working Group 1
Raymond Salas

open presentation

“Those who have less in life should have more in law”:
How to address the imbalance of power

Raymond Salas

open presentation

Conference Venue

FES Conference Venue House II is at Hiroshimastrasse 28 in Berlin

Coming from Lützowplatz you can walk on either side of the river until you are facing the red building of FES House II at Hiroshimastrass 28, on the corner of Reichpietschufer.


net-edition:Monika SchneiderFES | 2011
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