Divisions over who should bear human rights responsibility
Article from: OGEL 5 (2004), in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
The question of who should bear the burden of enforcing human rights in the market place took centre stage at the Ethical Corporation conference held in London. At the conference, titled "Business Action on Human Rights", delegates from both the corporate and non-corporate world debated whether the law or voluntary action on the part of companies should ensure that human rights are respected in the market place. Adam Greene, vice-president for labour affairs and corporate responsibility at the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) argued that ...