Human Rights: A Common Cause
Human rights advocates have been increasingly focused on the activities of the world's 75,000 transnational corporations, an interest that has helped drive the 'corporate responsibility' movement. Richard Williamson looks at the implications for global business
During the past four years, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights Subcommission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights has been involved in a drafting exercise to put into one document a comprehensive restatement of international law on human rights affecting business enterprises. The subcommission sought input from the business community, labour and non-governmental organisations and many other international bodies such as the International Labour Organisation, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the UN Environmental Programme and the World Health Organisation.
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