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[PDF] Press release: Draft Guiding Principles for business & human rights posted for consultation

Author: Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Business and Human Rights, Professor John Ruggie, Published on: 22 November 2010

Today...Professor John Ruggie, posted the draft “Guiding Principles for the Implementation of the UN ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy’ Framework” on his online consultation forum, http://www.srsgconsultation.org. The forum, intended to gather views from a broad range of stakeholders, will remain open until 31 January 2011. The Guiding Principles elaborate and clarify for companies, states, and other stakeholders how they can operationalize the UN ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy’ Framework, by taking practical steps to address business impacts on the human rights of individuals. The UN Human Rights Council had...asked Ruggie to provide this additional concrete guidance. "I hope that stakeholders in every region will take advantage of this opportunity to be heard before I finalize the text of the Guiding Principles," said Ruggie...[to be] present[ed] formally to the Human Rights Council at its June session.

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