Editors: Austrian Development Agency (ADA) und Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights
Authors: Andrea Sölkner, Georg Huber-Grabenwarter, Manfred Nowak, Helmut Sax
Handbuch Good Governance
Anleitungen zur strategischen Umsetzung der Leitlinien der OEZA
In recent years, companies have faced ever-growing scrutiny of their human rights conduct. Some of them have been confronted with grave human rights allegations that led to years of litigation and public campaigns. The remedies for instances of corporate human rights violations have remained insufficient, however.
Editor: International Ombudsman Institute
Author: Michael Frahm
Australasia and Pacific Ombudsman Institutions
Mandates, Competences and Good Practice
Commissioned by the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI), the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM) in Vienna conducted a comparative study on Ombuds-Institutions in the Australasia and Pacific region between January 2011 and April 2012.
The recently published book provides in part 1 an analytical comparison of
by Karin Lukas and Astrid Steinkellner (Assistance: Gabriel Thurner)
Corporations in Conflict Regions
INEF Forschungsreihe Menschenrechte, Unternehmensverantwortung und Nachhaltige Entwicklung 12/2012
A large number of human rights violations with the participation of companies take place in conflict regions without functioning state structures. This study examines the negative effects of company activities in such settings as well as the possible measures companies should take to mitigate these effects. The role of companies as potential “problem solvers” will be analysed as well.
Editors: Manfred Nowak, Karolina M. Januszweski, Tina Hofstätter
All Human Rights for All
Vienna Manual on Human Rights
Neuer wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2012
No philosophical idea has had a more profound impact on international relations and world politics than human rights. Within half a century since World War II, human rights developed into the only universally accepted value system of our times.
In the first issue of the 'Anti-Trafficking Review' an article by BIM-researcher Julia Planitzer is published.
Julia Planitzer reviews in her contribution the monitoring of implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings.
On April 25 2012 the book presentation “Labour Rights on the Negotiating Table – Touchstone Colombia” took place in the library of the Chamber of Labour Vienna (AK Vienna). This was on the occasion of publication of the collected volume „Sozialkapitel in Handelsabkommen“ [“Social Chapters in Trade Agreements”], edited by Christoph Scherrer and Andreas Hänlein and published by Nomos Verlag.