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Human rights due diligence in conflict-affected areas: the provision of essential goods and services

This blog post is based on the interventions of Prof. Olena Uvarova in the panel “The Draft CSDDD and Business Conduct in Conflict-Affected Areas” organised as part of the Second Annual Conference of the Nova Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment with the support of PLMJ, the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, CEDIS, as well as FCT on the 28th and 29th of September 2022.

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🇵🇹 A Cibersegurança como um Direito Humano?

Os princípios orientadores das Nações Unidas sobre as Empresas e Direitos Humanos permitem abordar a Cibersegurança como um Direito Humano, cujas empresas, no respeito daqueles direitos, devem atender ao princípio da due diligence.

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🇵🇹 Empregabilidade das Pessoas Refugiadas

Os critérios ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) tornaram-se extremamente importantes nas decisões económicas e políticas, pelo que é crucial desenvolver um conjunto de critérios que definam o que queremos dizer com sustainble finance.

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🇵🇹 A importância da componente social em ESG – Como chegar a um Standard sendo competitivo e responsável

Os critérios ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) tornaram-se extremamente importantes nas decisões económicas e políticas, pelo que é crucial desenvolver um conjunto de critérios que definam o que queremos dizer com sustainble finance.

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Human rights due diligence in conflict-affected areas: the provision of essential goods and services

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🇵🇹 A Cibersegurança como um Direito Humano?

Madalena Simões de Carvalho

🇵🇹 Empregabilidade das Pessoas Refugiadas

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🇵🇹 A importância da componente social em ESG – Como chegar a um Standard sendo competitivo e responsável

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🇵🇹 A tragédia do horizonte e o papel do setor financeiro

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COP27 – What responsibilities for businesses?

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United Nations negotiations for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights: an eighth session without significant improvements

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Gender Pay Gap

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🇵🇹 Uma nova coluna para representar os jovens e novas perspetivas

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Contracting for human rights: experiences from the US ABA MCC 2.0 and the European EMC projects

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🇵🇹 O respeito pela igualdade de género, a via para uma sociedade inclusiva e sustentável

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🇵🇹 O novo contrato social: os refugiados e os migrantes

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🇵🇹 Review do livro “Business and Human Rights – Ethical, Legal, and Managerial Perspectives”, de Florian Wettstein

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Trading Fairly and Prompting Decent Work in Global Supply Chains

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🇵🇹 Uma empresa com 12.000 pessoas trabalhadoras não tem só responsabilidade social, tem a responsabilidade de ser um exemplo para, pelo menos, 12.000 pessoas trabalhadoras

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🇵🇹 Due diligence, Interseccionalidade e outras questões incontornáveis

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Trading Fairly and Prompting Decent Work in Global Supply Chains

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An overview of the Brazilian NCP and the Brazilian Action Plan for RBC

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Textiles can also be sustainable!

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🇵🇹 Empresas e devida diligência em situações de conflito: breves considerações

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🇵🇹 “Populações indígenas”: Porque é que os seus direitos continuam a ser tão importantes num mundo globalizado e qual o papel da devida diligencia no delinear da boa conduta empresarial face às mesmas

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🇵🇹 Julgamento histórico: Milieudefensie et al. v Royal Dutch Shell

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🇵🇹 A proposta de lei Alemã sobre devida diligência nas cadeias de abastecimento

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Supervisory Mechanisms and Directors Duties: Innovations in the Proposed EU Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence

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🇵🇹 Proposta de Diretiva relativa ao Dever de Diligência das Empresas e a Responsabilidade Empresarial – Análise Sumária dos Artigos 4-11

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🇵🇹 Proposta de Diretiva relativa ao Dever de Diligência das Empresas e a Responsabilidade Empresarial

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🇵🇹 Como começar a investigar e trabalhar na área de Empresas e Direitos Humanos? Entrevista com Jovens Investigadores/as

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State-owned Companies and the OECD National Contact Point: A potential conflict of interest?

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Civil liability for breach of due diligence duties – First thoughts on the comparison between the European Parliament recommendations and the European Commission proposal

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Human Rights Litigation against Multinationals in Practice

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Applying the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to Non- Governmental Organisations (NGOs) – An analysis of the National Contact Points Caselaw

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A remediation system is only as strong as its weakest link: challenges and opportunities for Argentina’s National Contact Point

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🇵🇹 Alterações climáticas e o TEDH: ação proposta por 6 jovens portugueses

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🇵🇹 Crise Climática: O dever de diligência das empresas na proteção dos direitos das crianças

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🇪🇸 El Estado de derecho y la reparación judicial en materia de empresas y derechos humanos en Latinoamérica

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Legislating for corporate human rights and environmental due diligence that works for children: practical considerations

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The new European Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence

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🇵🇹 Sustentabilidade como vantagem competitiva para as empresas

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Improving social impact in digital and technology

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🇵🇹 Algumas reflexões sobre o Primeiro Inquérito Nacional sobre Conduta Empresarial Responsável e Direitos Humanos

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Venture Capital versus Asset Managers and the road to social and environmental outcomes

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The relevance of the UNGPs for responsible business conduct in the technology sector

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Short-Termism in Business Law: A Global Approach

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When is short-termism a problem? We don’t really know!

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Can capital markets become sustainability drivers?

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At the Intersection of Corporate Short-Termism and Fiduciary Duties

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In face of climate change, sustainability matters – company law needs to take it into account

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Short-Termism and the Role of Corporate Managers

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Responsible Business Conduct Regarding Security Providers: Legal and Non-Binding Frameworks for Practical Implementation

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The Portuguese National Contact Point: challenges and opportunities

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Decent work and migrant workers: the EU Directive on mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence

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🇵🇹 As empresas e o cuidado devido aos direitos humanos (na perspetiva do Direito)

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Practical Insights on Business and Children’s Rights

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Decent work and Migrant Workers in Southern Portugal

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Corporate Due Diligence: Context and Human Rights Implications

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Business Human Rights Responsibility in contexts limiting the freedoms and rights of migrants

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Seasonal female migrant workers: the human rights violations in the Spanish strawberry industry

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Putting child rights at the centre of human rights due diligence: practical questions and implications

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Didier Reynders: Keynote Speech on Business and Children’s Rights

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Vera Paquete-Perdigão: Keynote Speech on Business and Children’s Rights

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Lost in Translation? Human rights due diligence in the practices of companies in DR Congo

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🇵🇹 Para quando a Diretiva de Governação Sustentável das Empresas?

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Understanding the effectiveness of OECD National Contact Points: uncovering corporate commitments as outcomes of NCP dialogue on human rights issues

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Concluding Remarks on Corporate Due Diligence and Sustainable Finance

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Concluding Remarks on Corporate Due Diligence in Contract Law and Company Law

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Business, Human Rights and Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities

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Opening Speech: An Intersectional Perspective on Climate Change

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Transcript of the Opening Speech of João Pedro Guimarães, Secretary-General of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Unfair trading practices in the agricultural and food supply chain: From Brussels to Italy

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The OECD NCPs: ‘Unfit for Purpose’

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Business and Human Rights in Central and Eastern Europe: taking stock and moving forward

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Concluding Remarks on Corporate Due

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The German National Contact Point and its weaknesses for achieving effective remedies

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Business and Human Rights in Central and Eastern Europe: perspectives from Poland

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Can National Contact Points adequately remedy human rights impacts or do their roots as a CSR initiative transform remedy and human rights into corporate processes?

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🇵🇹 Ser ou não ser cúmplice, eis a questão: o caso Lafarge

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Business and Human Rights in Central and Eastern Europe: perspectives from Slovenia

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Business and Human Rights in Central and Eastern Europe: perspectives from Ukraine

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IPCC Sixth Assessment Report on Climate Change

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Leading RBC on the ground: National Contact Points for Responsible Business Conduct, looking back to prepare for the future

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🇪🇸 Los modelos normativos sobre debida diligencia en derechos humanos en Europa

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🇵🇹 A terceira revisão do Projeto de Tratado Vinculativo sobre Direitos Humanos e Empresas

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The OECD National Contact Points: A Promising External Regulator for Voluntary Sustainability Standards?

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Holding governments accountable for their duty to protect human rights: The Australian National Contact Point and the road to functional equivalence

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National Contact Points for Responsible Business Conduct: the road ahead for achieving effective remedies

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Linking Board Pay to Human Rights – New Developments from Germany

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Companies as drivers of positive changes to promote gender equality

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Activists and Advancing Inclusive Business Cultures: Women Working for Change

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Corporate Due Diligence and Gender: A Plea for Intersectional Approaches

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Gender Equality and Business and Human Rights

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Taking stock of investor implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

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Why we need effective climate due diligence

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EU April 2021 Package on Sustainable Finance: Green Stewardship or ‘Chronicles of a Death Foretold’?

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Concluding Remarks on Corporate Due Diligence and Civil Liability

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The legal implications of Human rights and Environmental due diligence for Financial Institutions

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Legislating for Corporate Due Diligence, Climate Change and Accountability

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Corporate Due Diligence and Climate Change

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The relationship between the upcoming EU-level initiatives on horizontal mHREDD and on forest-risk commodities

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The French Duty of Vigilance Law in Comparison with the Proposed German Due Diligence Act – Similarities and Differences

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Company law: the corporate board and mandatory sustainability due diligence

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Stakeholder capitalism ante portas? ESG directors’ duties & mandatory human rights due diligence developments in the EU and Germany

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🇵🇹 O trabalho infantil na produção de cacau: que responsabilidade para as empresas do setor?

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Concluding Remarks on Business and Human Rights Developments in Greece

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Climate change: Looking beyond human rights due diligence?

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Sustainability and the Contractual Organization of Production

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Corporate Due Diligence and Directors Duties?

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Corporate Law as a Barrier to Human Rights Claims and the Promise of MHREDD Laws

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Contracting for Human Rights and Corporate Due Diligence: Using the ABA Working Group’s Model Contract Clauses 2.0

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The relevance of the history and nature of company law in the context of human rights and the environment

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Transcript of the Keynote Speech delivered by the Portuguese Secretary of State for Commerce, Services and Consumer Protection, João Torres

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Business and human rights violations: the Greek approach to corporate liability ex crimine

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Concluding Remarks on Corporate Due Diligence and Private International Law

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Due Diligence and Civil Liability: Comments from multi-stakeholders

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The Next Step for Corporate Accountability in the Netherlands: The New Bill for Responsible and Sustainable International Business Conduct

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🇵🇹 O caminho para uma União Europeia mais verde e Finanças mais sustentáveis

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Some observations on the proposed Article 6a on the law applicable to Business-related Human Rights claims

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Some observations on private international issues in the Shell case

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Corporate Due Diligence in the supply chain and in group of companies: Some considerations on issues of substantive law

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Business and Human Rights – Good administration of justice through jurisdiction and applicable law

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Corporate due diligence and private international law: some remarks on the proposed amendments to Rome II Regulation and the applicable law to the business-related human rights claims

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Corporate Due Diligence and Private International Law: Some Considerations from a Access to Remedy Perspective

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Change for change’s sake? A succinct primer on the European Parliament’s proposal to amend Brussels Ia with a view to boosting corporate due diligence

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Due Diligence and Civil Liability: Comments from multi-stakeholders

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Corporate Due Diligence and Civil Liability: Comment from multi-stakeholders

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Corporate responsibility to respect human rights vis-à-vis legal duty of care

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Corporate Due Diligence and Civil Liability: Some practical insights from the French Experience

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Corporate Due Diligence and Civil Liability: A Rights-holders Perspective

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The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act in the Making – What to Expect

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The importance of civil liability for a corporate human rights duty

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The relationship between due diligence and civil liability in legislation

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Transcript of the Keynote Speech delivered by Professor John Ruggie

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🇵🇹 Caso Okpabi contra Shell no Reino Unido

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Some Concluding Remarks on Business and Human Rights in Switzerland

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Transcript of the Opening Speech of the Secretary of State for Internationalisation, Eurico Brilhante Dias

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As implicações da proposta do novo regime de diligência da U.E. no Direito Internacional Privado

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Corporate Due Diligence and Private International Law: A Note on the Hague Court of Appeal’s decision in Shell

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Business and Human Rights in Switzerland – Investors Perspective

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🇵🇹 O caso Shell Nigéria

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Business and Human Rights in Switzerland – A Historic Turnaround

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Human Rights Due Diligence Legislation in Switzerland: The state-of-play after the Swiss Responsible Business Initiative

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Concluding Remarks on Business and Human Rights Developments in Italy

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Business and Human Rights and Access to Remedies: Brief Remarks in the Light of Italian Legal System

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Mediation as the only Possible Solution to an International Dispute

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Italian Legislative Decreee Nº231/2001 as a Model for Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence

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Business and Human Rights in Italy: Strengths, Weaknesses and Developments

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The Italian National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

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Concluding Remarks on Business and Human Rights Developments in Spain

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Criminal and Civil Corporate Liability for human rights abuses in Spain

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Business and Human Rights Processes: Impact on and from Spain through a combined action from trade union, academia, and civil society

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The Extraterritorial Business-Related Human Rights Violations of Spanish Companies

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The Lack of Ambition of the Spanish National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

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Key takeaways from the French experience to look ahead

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Some Concluding Remarks on Business and Human Rights in Portugal

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The Portuguese National Contact Point for Responsible Business Conduct

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The current legislative landscape on Business and Human Rights in Portugal

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Key Findings of the First National Survey in Portugal