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[PDF] Berne Declaration interview with John Ruggie

Author: Berne Declaration, Published on: 1 November 2011

What was the greatest challenge you faced when you started your mandate in 2005?...A comprehensive treaty on business and human rights wasn’t even a remote possibility, and launching any such negotiations would have set the agenda back by years. At the same time, pure voluntarism wasn’t going to suffice. So I began a search for a more heterodox approach...You said the endorsement of the Guiding Principles marks “the end of the beginning”. To advance the Business and Human Rights agenda, which key areas have to be addressed in the future?...The GPs provide high-level guidance...They will require further operationalization in different industry sectors, for different operating contexts, for SMEs, and so on. [Facebook]

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