Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

11-2011

Abstract

The mid-June endorsement by the United Nations Human Rights Council of a new set of Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights has been welcomed as the authoritative global standard for corporations to respect human rights. The Guiding Principles are the culmination of a 6-year UN-commissioned study by Professor John Ruggie, which concludes that companies should carry out human rights due diligence to identify, prevent, mitigate, and account for how they address their adverse human rights impacts. Drawing on related regulation in Europe, this article considers how best to implement the Guiding Principles in Southeast Asia.

Discipline

Business Law, Public Responsibility, and Ethics | Human Rights Law

Research Areas

Corporate, Finance and Securities Law

Publication

Asia Europe Journal

Volume

9

Issue

1

First Page

57

Last Page

65

ISSN

1610-2932

Identifier

10.1007/s10308-011-0297-8

Publisher

Springer Verlag (Germany)

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1007/s10308-011-0297-8

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