EBP and the Centre for Human Rights Studies (UZHR) have been commissioned by the FDFA to analyse the potential risks of human rights abuses to which the Swiss gold sector is potentially exposed through its business operations. The study serves the fulfilment of Postulate 15.3877 (download (PDF, 2247 KB))

SCHR Access to Remedy


The Thematic Cluster Human Rights and Business together with the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law have been commissioned by the FDFA to provide a study in fulfilment of Postulate 14.3663 Access to Remedy. (download (PDF, 3884 KB)).

Summary: German (PDF, 404 KB); English (PDF, 131 KB); French (PDF, 415 KB); Italian (PDF, 319 KB)

SCHR Baseline Studyabout Business and Human Rights in Switzerland

The Baseline Study reflects upon the implementation of Human Rights in the economic field in Switzerland and brings into focus the duty to protect by the state in the area of business and Human rights. It especially examines existing state responsibilities to protect, respective access to remedy and those human rights violations which are likely to occur in the job market.

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A Discussion Paper for banks on Priciples 16 - 24 ot the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

The undersigned banks have contributed to this discussion paper in order to gain a better understanding of the "Guiding Principles for the implementation of the United Nations 'Protect, Respect and Remedy' Framework" and of ways they can be applied in the banking business. The discussion paper focuses on Guiding Principles 16 - 21 and suggests an approach to risk assessment through a tailored due dilligence, which may be undertaken in the core business activities of universal banks.

UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights - Discussion Paper for Banks on the Implication of Principles 16 - 21 (PDF, 386 KB)

Statement by the Thun Group of Banks "The Guiding Principles: an interpretation for banks" A Discussion Paper for banks on Principles 16 - 21 of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Right (PDF, 79 KB)

Business and Human Rights in ASEAN, A Baseline Study, published by Human Rights Resource Center

Edited by Prof. Dr. Christine Kaufmann, Prof. David Cohen, Prof. Kevin Tan, Delphia Lim

With economic growth on the rise, many ASEAN countries face new business opportunities and new actors, such as international business companies, taking the floor. The debate on human rights in a business context is not new but in many regards particularly challenging. The object of this book is to gather, analyse and assess the depth of information available, prevalence, causes and impact of business in human rights enforcement in each ASEAN country with the view to provide a comprehensive, objective assessment of the situation as revealed through the published literature.

Ebook Business and Human Rights in ASEAN (PDF, 3689 KB)

Individual Country Reports:

Country Report Brunei (PDF, 133 KB)

Country Report Cambodia (PDF, 230 KB)

Country Report Indonesia (PDF, 376 KB)

Country Report Lao PDR (PDF, 519 KB)

Country Report Malaysia (PDF, 426 KB)

Country Report Myanmar (PDF, 392 KB)

Country Report Philippines (PDF, 363 KB)

Country Report Singapore (PDF, 432 KB)

Country Report Thailand (PDF, 304 KB)

Country Report Vietnam (PDF, 451 KB)

Institute of Organization and Administrative Science

MNEs and the UN Global Compact: An Empirical Analysis of the Organisational Implementati on of Corporate Citizenship

IOU Working Paper No. 114, November 2010

Dr. Dorothée Baumann and Prof. Dr. Andreas Georg Scherer


Prof. Dr. Johannes Fischer (Institute for Social Ethics))

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(only available in German)

Was ist Gerechtigkeit? – Über Gerechtigkeit und Menschenrechte (What is Justice? - About justice and human rights)

Prof. Dr. Johannes Fischer (Institute for Social Ethics)

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(only available in German)