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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: 60 years on

Author: Article 13, Published on: 1 October 2008

Employee rights and supply chain issues are usually included when human rights are discussed in sustainability reports. Whilst these issues are most obviously relevant, they are far from exhaustive. In its 60th year we take a look at the UDHR and organisations' role in protecting the human rights it upholds. [In particular looking at]… [t]he reality and a framework for improvement …the corporate responsibility to respect human rights…[m]ore effective access to remedies…[and calling for] [b]usiness…to become more active in its management of human rights issues in line with its overall governance programmes…[includes link to case studies on BASF, Barloworld, Novartis, Ketchum, Titan Industries]

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Related companies: Barloworld BASF Ketchum Novartis Titan Industries (joint venture Tata Group & Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation)