UN`s Ruggie focuses spotlight on export credit agencies

(Halifax Initiative, 30 April 2008, Ottawa) On April 7, 2008, John Ruggie, Special Representative to the United Nations Secretary-General on human rights and transnational corporations (SRSG), submitted his final report to the Human Rights Council (HRC) for consideration when it meets on June 2-13. He argues that “ECAs, representing not only commercial interests but also the broader public interest, should require clients to perform adequate due diligence on their potential human rights impacts.