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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast will be of interest to those practitioners interested in corporate social responsibility and governance issues for business and aims to address how States and international businesses should implement the UN’s “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework in order to better manage business and human rights challenges.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are and where they come from;
  • Know about the kinds of practices and allegations that have driven the production of the guidance;
  • Understand the separate roles and responsibility of governments and companies when protecting human rights;
  • Understand the importance of pervasive social norms and societal expectations about respect for human rights;
  • Know about the practical issues in the implementation of the “protect, respect and remedy” framework;
  • Understand the issues to identifying which human rights need to be respected;
  • Understand the drive for companies to introduce processes and policies to know and show they are respecting human rights;
  • Know what leverage or sanction is available against multinational companies who breach human rights;
  • Be aware of the movement away from a binary system of mandatory and non-mandatory standards;
  • Understand the drive towards non-judicial grievance mechanisms;
  • Understand the importance of engagement of all relevant constituencies when reviewing processes.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Legal Principles
Sources and References:
  • Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework.

This podcast with two employment and human rights experts is about the UN’s decision to back a new framework for preventing and addressing the risk of adverse impacts on human rights linked to business activity.

Podcast added: 08/07/11

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