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Human Rights

The protection of human rights is embodied in international laws and several conventions that are binding on nation states and are therefore reflected in most national laws. The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights “apply to all States and to all business enterprises, both transnational and others, regardless of their size, sector, location, ownership and structure.” These principles establish that all businesses have an explicit role in the realisation of human rights through a responsibility to respect them and to takes steps to avoid infringing the rights of others and to address any adverse human impact as a result of their corporate activity.

Questions in this topic

  1. Modern slavery
  2. Trading with oppressive regimes
  3. Rights of indigenous peoples
  4. Operating in conflict areas