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New Guiding Principles on Business and human rights endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council



22 June 2011

In an unprecedented step, the United Nations Human Rights Council has endorsed a new set of Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights designed to provide - for the first time - a global standard for preventing and addressing the risk of adverse impacts on human rights linked to business activity. Read the media release from the UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner.

On 27 June SCIL is running seminar titled 'After Ruggie: The Future of business and human rights' where the speakers will evaluate the guiding principles - commending their strengths while criticising their weaknesses.


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