Draft Guiding Principles for business & human rights posted for consultation

29 November 2010 | News story

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Business and Human Rights, Professor John Ruggie, posted the draft “Guiding Principles for the Implementation of the UN ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy' Framework” on his online consultation forum.

The forum, intended to gather views from a broad range of stakeholders, will remain open until 31 January 2011. The Guiding Principles elaborate and clarify for companies, states, and other stakeholders how they can operationalize the UN ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy' Framework, by taking practical steps to address business impacts on the human rights of individuals. The UN Human Rights Council had endorsed the Framework unanimously in 2008, and asked Ruggie to provide this additional concrete guidance.

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