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

General Principles and Operational Guidelines for Fair Recruitment- Definition of Recruitment Fees and Related Costs
Guidance

The objective of these non-binding ILO general principles and operational guidelines for fair recruitment (hereafter “principles and guidelines”) is to inform the current and future work of the ILO and of other organizations, national legislatur...Read More

Human trafficking & traffickers in Vietnam- An analysis of the nature of trafficking and the profile of traffickers in Vietnam based on information from court cases
GuidancePublications

This document aims to explain and provide details about the trafficking situation in Vietnam and provide insight into the general profile of traffickers and the crime of human trafficking. While the data source is limited, it provides some insight a...Read More

TAGS: Asia
COVID-19 Health and Safety checklist
COVID-19 resourcesGuidance

This checklist should serve as inspiration, and our recommendations must only be applied if in accordance with the regulations provided by local health authorities and governments. The check list is not a stand-alone tool, but should be used in conj...Read More

Estimating the Prevalence of Child Sex Trafficking in Maharashtra, India
Guidance

Estimating the prevalence of child sex trafficking (CST) is a critical first step for comprehensively addressing the problem. Information on the size of this key population provides national government agencies, non-profit organizations, and other k...Read More