Paper compares EU & OAS approach to applying UN Guiding Principles

Author: Humbertu Cantú Rivera, Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, Published on:

"Regional Approaches in the Business and Human Rights Field"

The current business and human rights agenda was conceived at the United Nations, but has since been adopted at the regional level, particularly in the context of the European institutions and the Organization of American States. While the European approach has primarily focused on the development and alignment of public policies at the regional level concerning corporate responsibility to respect human rights, the OAS has endorsed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, where the Inter-American System of Human Rights may be prepared to take this issue further through its case-law, particularly through the concept of human rights due diligence.

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