This publication contains the “Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy’ Framework”, which were developed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises. The Special Representative annexed the Guiding Principles to his final report to the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/17/31), which also includes an introduction to the Guiding Principles and an overview of the process that led to their development. The Human Rights Council endorsed the Guiding Principles in its resolution 17/4 of 16 June 2011.

General principles
These Guiding Principles are grounded in recognition of:
(a) States’ existing obligations to respect, protect and fulfil human rights and fundamental freedoms;
(b) The role of business enterprises as specialized organs of society performing specialized functions, required to comply with all applicable laws and to respect human rights;
(c) The need for rights and obligations to be matched to appropriate and effective remedies when breached.

These Guiding Principles apply to all States and to all business enterprises, both transnational and others, regardless of their size, sector, location, ownership and structure.

These Guiding Principles should be understood as a coherent whole and should be read, individually and collectively, in terms of their objective of enhancing standards and practices with regard to business and human rights so as to achieve tangible results for affected individuals and communities, and thereby also contributing to a socially sustainable globalization.

Nothing in these Guiding Principles should be read as creating new international law obligations, or as limiting or undermining any legal obligations a State may have undertaken or be subject to under international law with regard to human rights.

These Guiding Principles should be implemented in a non-discriminatory manner, with particular attention to the rights and needs of, as well as the challenges faced by, individuals from groups or populations that may be at heightened risk of becoming vulnerable or marginalized, and with due regard to the different risks that may be faced by women and men.

UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights - United Nations, 2011 DOWNLOAD
工商业与人权 (Chinese-Mandarin) DOWNLOAD
Principes directeurs relatifs aux entreprises et aux droits de l’homme (French) DOWNLOAD
РУКОВОДЯЩИЕ ПРИНЦИПЫ ПРЕДПРИНИМАТЕЛЬСКОЙ ДЕЯТЕЛЬНОСТИ В АСПЕКТЕ ПРАВ ЧЕЛОВЕКА (Russian) DOWNLOAD
التوجيهية المتعلقة بالأعمال التجارية وحقوق الإنسان المبادئ (Arabic) DOWNLOAD
Principios Rectores sobre las empresas y los derechos humanos (Spanish) DOWNLOAD
Leitprinzipien für Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte - Übersetzung (German) DOWNLOAD
Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (Portuguese) DOWNLOAD
Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (Vietnamese) DOWNLOAD
Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (Serbian) DOWNLOAD
Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (Swahili-Kiswahili) DOWNLOAD
Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (Japanese) DOWNLOAD
Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (Burmese) DOWNLOAD
Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (Khmer) DOWNLOAD

post

page

attachment

revision

nav_menu_item

custom_css

customize_changeset

oembed_cache

user_request

wp_block

acf-field-group

acf-field

ai1ec_event

Business Models and Labour Standards: Making the Connection
Guidance

This report is aimed at opening up a new front of discussion that looks at how business models create these downward pressures on labour standards and argues that until such models are changed the problems with the Corporate Social Responsibility (C...Read More

TAGS:
The state we’re in: Ending sexism in nationality laws – 2022 edition – update for a disrupted world
Guidance

This updated report from Equality Now, reflecting women’s intersecting realities and the devastating impact of the sex discriminatory nationality laws on people’s lives, alongside a record of inspiring progress being made in some countries and r...Read More

Crisis in Human Trafficking During the Pandemic
COVID-19 resourcesGuidance

Over the last few months, Polaris has been carefully tracking the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking. As part of this effort, Polaris has undertaken a systematic examination of relevant da...Read More

Ending forced labour by 2030: A review of policies and programmes
Guidance

The international community clearly faces an immense challenge in honouring the global commitment made in Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals to end all forms of forced labour by 2030 and to end the forced labour of children, along with ...Read More