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.
Business Law, Public Responsibility, and Ethics | Human Rights Law
Corporate, Finance and Securities Law
Asia Europe Journal
Springer Verlag (Germany)
Regulating business impacts on human rights in Southeast Asia - Lessons from the EU. (2011). Asia Europe Journal. 9, (1), 57-65. Research Collection School Of Law.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sol_research/2599
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