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3 Mai 2013

Jonathan Kaufman, EarthRights International

U.S. "Approach on Business and Human Rights" Neglects Remedies for Victims

I'm...disappointed by the "U.S. Government Approach on Business and Human Rights"...[D]espite enthusiastic references to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the document completely ignores the need for victims to have access to justice and glosses over the administration's troubling record on remedies...[I]t's not that the U.S. Government hasn't done anything on business and human rights -- undeniably, it has...[But it] is simultaneously promoting transparency and voluntary mechanisms while denying those who would use these tools a means to turn them into an effective remedy for the harms they have suffered. Far from a bold vision, the U.S. Government’s “approach” constitutes a lukewarm commitment to ensuring protection for victims when corporations violate human rights.