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Multinationals, Human Rights, and UN - I

Author: Robert Senser, Human Rights for Workers, Published on: 21 April 2008

...[I]n opening a long section on “the state duty to protect,” Ruggie makes an implied criticism of human rights experts. “Within governments and beyond,” those experts have a good understanding of the “general duty” of States to protect human rights. But “less internalized is the diverse array of policy domains through which States may fulfill this duty with respect to business activities…at home and abroad.” In other words, governments have available human rights tools that often remain unused or under-used. Ruggie devotes five pages to them...

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