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1 Apr 2012

Irish Centre for Human Rights

[PDF] Business and Human Rights in Ireland: Context, International Standards and Recommendations

The report addresses business and human rights in Ireland in light of Ireland’s existing international human rights obligations and the emerging standards relating specifically to business and human rights. The structure of the report reflects the three pillars of the UN Framework: The State duty to protect human rights…The Corporate responsibility to respect human rights…The need for effective remedies. Illustrative examples of business negatively impacting on human rights provide a context for the report. Prominent examples mentioned in the report…include the Corrib gas dispute involving Shell…[and Integrated Risk Management Service] [The report also makes key recommendations] primarily to the Government of Ireland...[also refers to Statoil, Penneys/Primark (part of Associated British Foods), Gama Construction Ireland Ltd (part of Gama Turkey), Balcombe Investments, Cellusys, AdaptiveMobile, CRH, Mashav, Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises, Google, Facebook, Foxconn (part of Hon Hai)]