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Human Rights and Business - none

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The global business environment has changed rapidly in the past decades, but the human rights and business discourse has often lagged behind. At the international level, hard law regulations still seem decades away. United Nations initiatives such as the Guiding Principles and the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises are more than a step in the right direction. However, they alone areinsufficient to prevent violations and ensure victims receive justice.This edited book uses a broad and pluralistic understanding of direct human rights obligations, concentrating on legally enforceable standards. The enforceability can come directly from international law, through national legislation, or through non-state actors. The contributions engage both with the law as it is as well as the law as itneeds to be developed. In doing so, the book challenges the current reticence to recognise direct human rights obligations of corporations by highlighting the various tools already available for remedying corporate human rights impacts while pushing for the development of further mechanisms.This book and its contributors have followed pluralistic approaches to human rights and business. The book builds on existing literature, but also offers a unique contribution by considering the effectiveness and availability of currentmechanisms as well as discussing gaps in the existing framework for human rights protection. The approach in this book allows for a clearer understanding of the global human rights framework, and the manner in which voluntary and binding initiatives can reinforce one another. By weaving together analysis on the current standards and practices with critical approaches, this book allows scholars and practitioners to capture the complexity of holding businessesaccountable fortheir human rights impacts. Jernej Letnar Cernic is an Assistant Professor of Human Rights Law at the Graduate School of Government and European Studies (Kranj, Slovenia), where heserves as a Vice-Dean. Tara Van Ho is a Project Associate with the Essex Business & Human Rights Project and a member of the Essex Transitional Justice Network. 2016, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights stressed: "European and international human rights instruments are essential in ensuring workers' freedom of association, their right to collective bargaining, the ... Gender in business and human rights | The Danish Institute ... ... ... The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) is an instrument consisting of 31 principles implementing the United Nations 'Protect, Respect and Remedy' framework on this issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises.Developed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) John Ruggie, these Guiding ... I. BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS A. What are human rights? *Sections A and B draw on The Corporate Responsibility to Respect ... Business | Human Rights Watch ... .Developed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) John Ruggie, these Guiding ... I. BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS A. What are human rights? *Sections A and B draw on The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights: An Interpretive Guide, produced by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.. The idea of human rights is as simple as it is powerful: that people have a right to be treated with dignity. The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) is a global centre of excellence and expertise (a think & do tank) on the relationship between business and internationally recognised human rights standards. Integrating human rights into core business. As corporate insurer and investor, we have developed a human rights due diligence process as part of our overall ESG approach, which is integrated into the broader risk management system to ensure a quick and rigorous implementation. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to ... The business and human rights agenda has evolved significantly in recent years, and there is now global recognition that business can be a vehicle for the promotion and realisation of human rights. Much of this work has been led by Harvard Professor John Ruggie, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on business and human rights (SRSG) from 2005-2011. As part of the Human Rights and Business Country Guide project, DIHR identified a local civil society or NHRI actor that is working to promote human rights in business. DIHR then provided remote and face-to-face training to the partner—a program of capacity-building targeted to their mandate and priorities. Human rights are universal and every person around the world deserves to be treated with dignity and equality. Basic rights include freedom of speech, privacy, health, life, liberty and security, as well as an adequate standard of living. While Governments have the duty to protect individuals ... Human rights and doing business Environmental and Social Risks are an important factor when deciding whether to engage with clients and potential clients, as well as when deciding what to finance. As a bank, our financing choices can help society transition to becoming more sustainable. Business and Human Rights Journal - Surya Deva, Anita Ramasastry, Michael Santoro, Florian Wettstein. Skip to main content Accessibility help We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites. IHRB, along with Rafto Foundation and the University of Bergen, puts on an annual business and human rights masters course in Bergen, Norway. Held across three weekends in September-November 2019, applicants are welcome from business and academia | Find out more IHRB has also teamed up with CEMS to provide business and human rights skills seminars for its Masters in International Management (MIM). 2: Women in business and human rights: A mapping of topics for state attention in UNGPs implementation processes. This mapping paper provides an overview of key topic areas for attention for states in strengthening their gender focus in UNGPs implementation processes, including national action plans on business and human rights (NAPs). Overview. 2005-2008. In 2005 the UN Commission on Human Rights adopted resolution E/CN.4/RES/2005/69 requesting "Secretary-General to appoint a special representative on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises"...