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Pillar III on the Ground: An Independent Assessment of the Porgera Grievance Mechanism

A comprehensive analysis of Barrick Gold's Porgera Framework against the Guiding Principles. Includes 26 indicators for effective grievance mechanisms and definitions of key terms under the Guiding Principles.

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Practical Definitions of Cause, Contribute, and Directly Linked (Discussion Paper)

In collaboration with Debevoise & Plimpton, we have developed practical definitions of cause, contribute, and directly linked under the Guiding Principles and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. This discussion draft is to ground engagement with stakeholders and businesses to provide precise guidance on the scope of corporate human rights due diligence and remedy. We welcome comments.

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Privilege, Corporate Responsibility, and the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise

This article, published by the Global Investigations Review, explores the emerging tension between government policy to mandate corporate human rights due diligence and judicial policy to limit privilege over internal investigations.

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Integrated Risk Prioritization: A Path to Efficient Risk Management

Anti-corruption compliance provides valuable lessons for human rights governance. By leveraging those lessons to identify priority human rights risks for due diligence and remediation, companies can manage business risks efficiently and comprehensively.

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Prioritizing Supply Chain Human Rights Risks

A practical guide prepared for UN Global Compact on best practices in identifying priority human rights issues for due diligence and response in vast supply chains.

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The Principles of Remedy: A Discussion with EarthRights International

A detailed consideration of the principles of remedy under the Guiding Principles and international human rights law.

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Litigation-Readiness and Transparency

Preparing for cross-examination can ensure rigorous human rights system development.

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The Role of Counsel in Human Rights Strategy

The Guiding Principles underpin an array of legal, financial, and political risks. Lawyers have a crucial role in helping to navigate them.

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The Two Dimensions of Human Rights: Government and Business

International law defines human rights only against governments. We need a principled approach to understand what any rights mean for private actors like businesses.

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Human Rights Strategy with a Legal Edge

An analysis of emerging human rights-related legal risks for multinational businesses under national and international law, with practical guidance on how to mitigate them.

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The Arc of Corporate Responsibility: Public Relations Art to Legal Science

The Guiding Principles have reshaped corporate responsibility, both in content and in risk. Responsible businesses need to recognize this changing landscape and respond accordingly. Otherwise, corporate responsibility will just create more risks.

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Corruption Compliance and Human Rights Strategy

The evolution of human rights risk shares many similarities with the evolution of corruption risk. Companies that integrate these lessons will be best prepared for emerging human rights issues.

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Pillar III on the Ground: Lessons for Corporate Grievance Mechanisms

The Barrick Porgera Framework contains six lessons for company grievance mechanisms of all types.

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Assess the "S": Strategic ESG Investment

The "S" is the ignored dimension of ESG analysis. With the Guiding Principles, it need not be.

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