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Credit for photo: Institute for Human Rights and Business, Human Rights Day, 10 December 2012

Human Rights

Mission: Human Rights Principles overarch all our corporate responsibility initiatives. We work to ensure that corporations adopt and implement policies and practices that respect, promote and protect the human rights of all within their areas of activity and sphere of influence.

“Protect, Respect and Remedy”
On June 16, 2011 the UN Human Rights Council adopted the “Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights,” which operationalize the UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework.

Under the Guiding Principles governments have the primary responsibility to protect human rights and corporations have obligations to respect human rights in their operations. The Framework and Guiding Principles are valuable tools for shareholders to hold corporations accountable for developing human rights policies that provide for impact assessment of their operations, monitoring, community engagement and a grievance mechanism.

NWCRI & ICCR dialogues on Human Rights