Human Rights Concept of the week
April 25 – 29, 2022

States must protect everyone against human rights abuse within their territory and/or jurisdiction by third parties, including business enterprises. This requires taking appropriate steps to prevent, investigate, punish and redress such abuse through effective policies, legislation, regulations and adjudication. (UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights I.A.1)

Business enterprises should respect human rights. This means that they should avoid infringing on the human rights of others and should address adverse human rights impacts with which they are involved. (UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights II. A. 11)

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