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1 April 2011

Business, Human Rights and Shared Responsibility

On the 21 March 2011, after six years of research, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations issued¬†its final report which includes its guiding principles on Business and Human Rights.¬†The general idea of the guidelines is to guarantee the implementation of the UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework. In this sense, the guidelines are a combination of references to “hard rules” and recommendations to improve prevention of violations of human rights.

A few brief points of interest, both in general and in relation to Shared Responsibility. (more…)