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Understanding the corporate responsibility to respect human rights

Author: Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum (produced jointly by the United Nations Global Compact and Maplecroft, and is funded by the GE Foundation), Published on: 12 December 2012

John Ruggie...Special Representative of the Secretary-General...issued the "Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations 'Protect, Respect and Remedy’ Framework" which the Human Rights Council endorsed in June 2011. The Framework is based on three pillars:The State duty to protect...The corporate responsibility to respect...Access to remedies...Operationalising human rights...The Framework, as clarified by the Guiding Principles document specifies the main components...

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