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[PDF] Holding Businesses Accountable for Human Rights Violations: Recent Developments and Next Steps

...[The] Guiding Principles [on Business and Human Rights were drafted] to assist governments and corporations in the implementation of the [UN "Protect, Respect and Remedy"] framework. While these principles contain positive elements, they fall short of creating an effective mechanism for addressing...corporate human rights violations...by not providing a remedy in the international arena...Corporate accountability is an enormous challenge that cannot be effectively dealt with through existing methods. A truly successful process would involve the creation of binding legal mechanisms that mandate oversight of corporations. These mechanisms should also provide effective redress for victims of corporate human rights abuses...[Sections on:] History and Development of International Corporate Accountability within the United Nations...Other International Accountability Instruments and Structures...Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...Policy Recommendations [including]...Legal Mechanisms...[and] United Nations Mechanisms...Putting the Pieces Together [refers to Mbada Diamonds, Canadile Resources, Anjin Limited (joint venture Anhui Foreign Economic Construction & Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation)]