Mexico: President signs protocol to develop natl. programme to guarantee & strengthen respect for human rights by companies

Author: Pierre-Samuel Guedj, Affectio Mutandi (France), Published on: 9 May 2016

"Countries with perfectible governance move towards an institutionalization of CSR", 9 May 2016

Last 20th of april, the president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto has signed the Memorandum de Entendimiento with the Danish human rights Institute. This protocol intends to develop a national program concerning human rights and companies in order to guarantee and reinforce their respect on Mexican soil.

This report is meant to be a practical manual for helping companies to understand their obligations concerning human rights...

From this Mexican initiative we can conclude that:

– By joining in the CSR process, developed countries such as Latin America or Africa take into account more and more social normative and digital mutations of international trade.

– The gradual integration of CSR policy could be a way to compensate the lack of regulations concerning human rights violations in Mexico: the dialogue between a multiplicity of stakeholders and the international logic that it implies created as many new actors as leverage.

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