Expert Study on the Swiss Gold Sector and related Risks of Human Rights abuses (Study in English)
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)).
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.
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.
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.
Individual Country Reports:
Institute of Organization and Administrative Science
MNEs and the UN Global Compact: An Empirical Analysis of the Organisational Implementati on of Corporate Citizenship
Zur Relativierung der Menschenrechte in der juristischen Debatte (On the relativization of human rights in the legal debate)
Was ist Gerechtigkeit? – Über Gerechtigkeit und Menschenrechte (What is Justice? - About justice and human rights)
Prof. Dr. Johannes Fischer (Institute for Social Ethics)
(only available in German)