Business and Human Rights: An Issue Whose Time Has Come
Written by Jill Shankleman and Hannah Clayton
USIP’s Center for Sustainable Economies hosts a taskforce on business and peace, which explores creative and effective ways in which the corporate sector could avoid fomenting conflict while being aware of actions that could promote peace. In this Peace Brief, the authors maintain that the international “Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework on Business and Human Rights” could help businesses avoid infringing on the human rights of others and should address adverse human rights impacts when they occur. Although the implementation of the framework (and other voluntary standards) will always be fraught with difficulty, companies could become more amenable if they discover that compliance could enhance risk management and improve productivity.
Read the brief here.