Inadequate Human Rights Measures
Article from: OGEL 4 (2007), in Human Rights
States do not meet their responsibilities and corporations are 'regulated' by voluntary initiatives. The recent report from the UN Special Representative on Human Rights & Business shows that this is the state of affairs in the area of human rights and business. All states have an obligation to protect against corporate human rights abuses. This duty to protect "lies at the very foundation of the international human rights regime" says John Ruggie, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on the issue of human rights and transnational ...