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[DOC] Guidance on Business and Human Rights: a Review

Author: Dr Nadia Bernaz, Professor Joshua Castellino, Dr Jérémie Gilbert, Middlesex University Business School Law Department for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Published on: 1 January 2011

In October 2010, the Equality and Human Rights Commission established a Working Group on Business and Human Rights with the key aim of encouraging businesses to integrate human rights into their business practices. The Working Group has concluded that a review and evaluation of existing guidance on business and human rights should be undertaken before any new guidance is produced in order to avoid unnecessary duplication. It is hoped that the present report will inform the Working Group’s work...This report aims to clarify the existing standards in business and human rights, and to give practical guidance to businesses, including SMEs, vis-à-vis the evolving regulatory framework. It also aims to review key UK statutes from a human rights and business perspective so as to emphasise their relevance to the field.Moreover, the report...attempts to bring clarity to the issue of the applicability of the Human Rights Act 2000 to businesses who interact with the government...

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