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[PDF] The corporate responsibility to respect human rights: An interpretive guide

Author: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Published on: 1 November 2011

United Nations Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights...This unprecedented move established the Guiding Principles as the global standard of practice that is now expected of all governments and businesses with regard to business and human rights...The first task now is to ensure their effective implementation. This interpretive guide, which was developed in full collaboration with the former Special Representative, is designed to support this process...Its purpose is to provide additional background explanation to the Guiding Principles that could not be included in the UN document itself due to space constraints, but which supports a full understanding of its meaning and intent.

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