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Business and Human Rights [UK]

Author: UK Trade & Investment, Published on: 29 October 2012

Creating growth and prosperity for the UK is at the heart of our foreign policy but as our core values are central to everything we do we need to ensure that success is not achieved at the expense of human rights...The Government is fully committed to implementing the Guiding Principles as part of its strategy on business and human rights and expects UK businesses to operate at all times in a way respectful of human rights whether in Britain or overseas...Why should businesses care?...How can UK companies operating abroad respect human rights?...Companies should be aware that they may be complicit in human rights abuses even where they are not the direct result of their own action.

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