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UK National Action Plan Implementing UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Published on: 1 September 2013

On 4 Sep 2013, the UK Govt. released its National Action Plan to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights. The action plan "embodies [the UK's] commitment to protect human rights by helping UK companies understand and manage human rights. It sends a clear message of our expectation about business behaviour, both in the UK and overseas." Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs William Hague and Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable "call on businesses and civil society to help us give effect to this action plan. And...on our international partners to give effect in their own countries to the Guiding Principles, in the pursuit of improved human rights and sustainable business environments the world over." The action plan is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

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