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European Commission publishes human rights guidance for 3 business sectors

Author: European Commission, Published on: 17 June 2013

Employment and recruitment agencies, ICT companies, and oil and gas companies, can all now refer to practical, authoritative guides developed for their particular sector. The guides published today are consistent with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. They take particular account of the experience of EU companies, but aim to be as globally applicable as possible...The guides have been developed on behalf of the European Commission by Shift and the Institute for Human Rights and Business. They are the result of an intensive multistakeholder process, involving representatives of business, trade unions and civil society organisations, as well as other experts.

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