Human rights

 

Green square 25 x 25Enterprises can have an impact on virtually the entire spectrum of internationally recognised human rights. As such, it is important that they meet their responsibilities. 

This chapter, introduced during the 2011 update, draws on and is aligned with the United Nations "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Framework and the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights that operationalise that framework.
 



Professor John Ruggie on businesses and human rights

   


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GUIDANCE AND TOOLS

OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas

UK Business and Human Rights Toolkit

UN Framework on Business and Human Rights

UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights

UN Global Compact - tools and guidance material on business and human rights

The Corporate Responsiblity to Respect Human Rights - an interpretive guide
 

PRINCIPLES AND STANDARDS

Amnesty International's Human rights principles for companies

Human rights compliance assessment

UN Convention on the rights of a child

UN Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples

UN International Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination

UN Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

UN International Convention for the protection of all persons from enforced disappearance

UN Declaration on the rights of persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities

UN Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women

UN International Convention on the protection of the rights of all migrant workers and members of their families

UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities