Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Institutionalizing Principles of Business and Human Rights: Presentation of Revised Article: From Institutional Misalignments to Socially Sustainable Governance: The Guiding Principles for the Implementation of the United Nation’s “Protect, Respect and Remedy”
I have just revised a presentation of a detailed analysis of the Guiding Principles, From Institutional Misalignments to Socially Sustainable Governance: The Guiding Principles for the Implementation of the United Nation’s “Protect, Respect and Remedy” and the Construction of Inter-Systemic Global Governance, 25(2) Pacific McGeorge Global Business & Development Law Journal – (forthcoming 2012).
(Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer)
The business of human rights continues to develop in important ways outside of the debates and organization of the domestic legal orders of states. Yet these developments, taken up by the largest multinational enterprises, civil society organizations, media, and institutional investors, has begun to have a significant impact on the way business carries on business--and carries on business successfully. One of the most potentially significant efforts to provide an operational framework for organizing business management of its human rights impacts is the recently adopted U.N. Guiding Principles of Business and Human Rights, developed by Harvard's John Ruggie and his team in his role as Special Representative to the U.N. Secretary General for Business and Human Rights.
I recently presented this version at a workshop at the University of West Virginia Law School. My hosts were marvelous and I am grateful for their hospitality and insights. The PowerPoint of that presentation, Institutionalizing Global Principles of Business and Human Rights can be accessed here.