The United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects [Canada]

Author: Centre for Intl. Policy Studies & Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa [Canada], Published on: 1 January 2011

A talk by John Ruggie, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Business and Human Rights (2005 -2011)…[who] presented to the UN Human Rights Council a set of "Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights", which were unanimously endorsed by the Council in June 2011. His take will address the challenges of ensuring that the obligations emerging from these principles are acted upon – both by governments and by the private sector.

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