Environment

The Human Rights Council Endorses “Guiding Principles” for Corporations

Introduction

On June 16, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council endorsed Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This Insight describes the background to the Guiding Principles, the Principles themselves, and the Council’s decision to endorse them.

From the Draft Norms to the Ruggie Framework

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John H. Knox
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Mauritius Brings UNCLOS Arbitration Against The United Kingdom Over The Chagos Archipelago

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Peter Prows
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Advisory Opinion of the Seabed Disputes Chamber of International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on “Responsibilities and Obligations of States Sponsoring Persons and Entities With Respect To Activities in the Area”

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David Freestone
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The Cancún Climate Conference

I. Introduction

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, held from November 29 to December 11, 2010, in Cancún, Mexico, relaunched the United Nation's multilateral facilitation role. Delegates agreed to aspects of a global framework to help developing countries curb their carbon output and cope with the effects of climate change, but they postponed the harder question of precisely how industrialized and major emerging economies will share the task of making deeper greenhouse-gas emission cuts.

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Cesare Romano and Elizabeth Burleson
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The 2010 Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol: A New Treaty Assigning Transboundary Liability and Redress for Biodiversity Damage Caused by Genetically Modified Organisms

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Anastasia Telesetsky
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Dispute Concerning Japan’s JARPA II Program of “Scientific Whaling” (Australia v. Japan)

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Donald K. Anton
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Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay: The International Court of Justice Recognizes Environmental Impact Assessment as a Duty under International Law

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Cymie R. Payne
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Climate Change and Guidelines for Argo Profiling Float Deployment on the High Seas

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Aurora Mateos & Montserrat Gorina-Ysern
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