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Just Business: Multinational Corporations and Human Rights [press release]

Author: W. W. Norton & Company, Published on: 25 March 2013

In 2005, John Ruggie received an almost impossible mission. Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations, asked Ruggie to research corporate human rights abuses committed around the world...He tells his his new, eagerly anticipated book...Ruggie and his team created a set of United Nations human rights standards for business that can be deployed in myriad ways by governments, corporations, and human rights activists for people adversely affected by companies…With the help of his “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework and “Guiding Principles” to implement that framework, two bodies of thought once locked in opposition—the pursuit of corporate value and advocates of human rights values—are now beginning to converge…[Just Business] tells the story of one man’s challenging task to create a feasible yet ethical approach to the future of global business and human rights.

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