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[PDF] Updating the guidelines for multinational enterprises - discussion paper

Author: Professor John Ruggie, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises, Published on: 30 June 2010

This note identifies the main human rights elements the update should include if it is to meet its goal of ensuring “the continued role of the Guidelines as a leading international instrument for the promotion of responsible business conduct.” It also addresses related procedural provisions. The note is based on the “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework proposed by the SRSG and welcomed unanimously by the UN Human Rights Council in June 2008. Its structure broadly follows the agreed terms of reference for the Guidelines’ update...Current language in the Guidelines reflects neither the needs of, nor best practices by, multinational enterprises when facing challenging human rights situations...Principles for effective non-judicial grievance mechanisms...

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