Business and Human Rights

From Principles to Practice
Author: Dorothée Baumann-Pauly,Justine Nolan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131756393X
Category: Law
Page: 329
View: 2011
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In a global economy, multinational companies often operate in jurisdictions where governments are either unable or unwilling to uphold even the basic human rights of their citizens. The expectation that companies respect human rights in their own operations and in their business relationships is now a business reality that corporations need to respond to. Business and Human Rights: From Principles to Practice is the first comprehensive and interdisciplinary textbook that addresses these issues. It examines the regulatory framework that grounds the business and human rights debate and highlights the business and legal challenges faced by companies and stakeholders in improving respect for human rights, exploring such topics as: the regulatory framework that grounds the business and human rights debate challenges faced by companies and stakeholders in improving human rights industry-specific human rights standards current mechanisms to hold corporations to account future challenges for business and human rights With supporting case studies throughout, this text provides an overview of current themes in the field and guidance on practical implementation, demonstrating that a thorough understanding of the human rights challenges faced by business is now vital in any business context.

Business and Human Rights


Author: Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107175291
Category: Law
Page: 300
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The regulation of business in the global economy poses one of the main challenges for governance, as illustrated by the dynamic scholarly and policy debates about the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and a possible international treaty on the matter. This book takes on the conceptual and legal underpinnings of global governance approaches to business and human rights, with an emphasis on the Guiding Principles (GPs) and attention to the current treaty process. Analyses of the GPs have tended to focus on their static dimension, such as the standards they include, rather than on their capacity to change, to push the development of new norms, and practices that might go beyond the initial content of the GPs and improve corporate compliance with human rights. This book engages both the static and dynamic dimensions of the GPs, and considers the issue through the eyes of scholars and practitioners from different parts of the world.

Business and Human Rights in Southeast Asia

Risk and the Regulatory Turn
Author: Mahdev Mohan,Cynthia Morel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317964314
Category: Law
Page: 294
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Business and human rights has emerged as a distinct field within the corporate governance movement. The endorsement by the United Nations Human Rights Council of a new set of Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights in 2011 reinforces the State’s duty to protect against human rights abuses by third parties, including business; the corporate responsibility to respect human rights; and greater access by victims to effective remedy, both judicial and non-judicial. This book draws on the UN Guiding Principles and recent national plans of action, to provide an overview of relevant developments within the ASEAN region. Bridging theory and practice, the editors have positioned this book at the intersection of human rights risk and its regulation. Chapter authors discuss the implications of key case-studies undertaken across the region and various sectors, with a particular focus on extractive industries, the environment, and infrastructure projects. Topics covered include: due diligence and the role of audits; businesses’ responsibilities to women and children; and the mitigation of human rights risks in the region's emerging markets. The book sheds light on how stakeholders currently approach business and human rights, and explores how the role of ASEAN States, and that of the institution itself, may be strengthened. In doing so, the book identifies critical challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the region in relation to business and human rights. This book will be of excellent use and interest to scholars, practitioners and students of human rights, business and company law, international law, and corporate governance.

Wie man Freunde gewinnt

Die Kunst, beliebt und einflussreich zu werden
Author: Dale Carnegie
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031479
Category: Self-Help
Page: 304
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Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...

Business and Human Rights

History, Law and Policy - Bridging the Accountability Gap
Author: Nadia Bernaz
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317233859
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 314
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Business corporations can and do violate human rights all over the world, and they are often not held to account. Emblematic cases and situations such as the state of the Niger Delta and the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory are examples of corporate human rights abuses which are not adequately prevented and remedied. Business and human rights as a field seeks to enhance the accountability of business – companies and businesspeople – in the human rights area, or, to phrase it differently, to bridge the accountability gap. Bridging the accountability gap is to be understood as both setting standards and holding corporations and businesspeople to account if violations occur. Adopting a legal perspective, this book presents the ways in which this dual undertaking has been and could be further carried out in the future, and evaluates the extent to which the various initiatives in the field bridge the corporate accountability gap. It looks at the historical background of the field of business and human rights, and examines salient periods, events and cases. The book then goes on to explore the relevance of international human rights law and international criminal law for global business. International soft law and policy initiatives which have blossomed in recent years are evaluated along with private modes of regulation. The book also examines how domestic law, especially the domestic law of multinational companies’ home countries, can be used to prevent and redress corporate related human rights violations.

Global Project Finance, Human Rights and Sustainable Development


Author: Sheldon Leader,David Ong
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139504258
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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Many infrastructure projects around the world are funded through the project finance method, which combines private financing with public sector backing from multilateral finance institutions such as the World Bank. This examination of the theoretical and practical implications of such funding begins with a discussion of the relationship between the financial structuring of these projects and finance, policy and legal disciplines, especially in the form of investment law, human rights and environmental law. A number of case studies are then examined to provide practical insights into the application (or otherwise) of human rights and sustainable development objectives within such projects. While these theoretical perspectives do not conclude that the project finance method detracts from the application or implementation of human rights and sustainable development objectives, they do highlight the potential for the prioritisation of investment returns at the expense of human rights and environmental protection standards.

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Foundations and Implementation
Author: Radu Mares
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004210512
Category: Law
Page: 347
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Ruggie's reports with a special emphasis on regulatory and governance issues surrounding corporate responsibility. How does international human rights law handle corporations? Are we beginning to grasp the complexities and impacts of financial markets on human rights? What kind of corporate due diligence can make supply chains more socially sustainable? Why should parent companies act when their affiliates infringe rights? What is the potential of national human rights institutions in the area of business and human rights? What is the role of states and law in the social change process promoted by the corporate responsibility movement? How do we 'orchestrate' polycentric governance regimes to ensure respect for human rights?

Business and Human Rights

A Compilation of Documents
Author: Radu Mareș
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789004136564
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 654
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This unique collection gathers together important instruments dealing with the relationship between business and a range of human rights topics ranging from labour rights to good governance and environmental protection.

Human Security & Business


Author: Benjamin K. Leisinger,Marc Probst
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3907625390
Category: Business ethics
Page: 304
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"Human Security & Business" aims at giving an insight into the current debate about business and human rights and conflicts. It illustrates known as well as newly developed aspects of this debate by giving insights into the demands on business from different perspectives, by pointing out how business reacts to these demands and by showing some newer issues raised in the domain of business and human rights and conflicts as well as instruments in order to integrate the demands on business into daily business operations. The book is written for a wide range of interested business people as well as for other readers who have not dealt with such questions; it gives an overview over current demands, reactions and challenges. Readers, who are already working in this domain, will be able to pick up some recently developed trends.

Kompass für die Seele

so bringen Sie Erfolg in Ihr Leben
Author: Jack Canfield,Janet Switzer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442166664
Category: Success
Page: 639
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Deutsche Erstveröffentlichung. Vom Autor des Weltbestsellers "Hühnersuppe für die Seele"

Die Macht der Gewohnheit: Warum wir tun, was wir tun


Author: Charles Duhigg
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827070740
Category: History
Page: 416
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Seit kurzem versuchen Hirnforscher, Verhaltenspsychologen und Soziologen gemeinsam neue Antworten auf eine uralte Frage zu finden: Warum tun wir eigentlich, was wir tun? Was genau prägt unsere Gewohnheiten? Anhand zahlreicher Beispiele aus der Forschung wie dem Alltag erzählt Charles Duhigg von der Macht der Routine und kommt dem Mechanismus, aber auch den dunklen Seiten der Gewohnheit auf die Spur. Er erklärt, warum einige Menschen es schaffen, über Nacht mit dem Rauchen aufzuhören (und andere nicht), weshalb das Geheimnis sportlicher Höchstleistung in antrainierten Automatismen liegt und wie sich die Anonymen Alkoholiker die Macht der Gewohnheit zunutze machen. Nicht zuletzt schildert er, wie Konzerne Millionen ausgeben, um unsere Angewohnheiten für ihre Zwecke zu manipulieren. Am Ende wird eines klar: Die Macht von Gewohnheiten prägt unser Leben weit mehr, als wir es ahnen.

The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights

An Interpretive Guide
Author: N.A
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 92
View: 305
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"This interpretive guide is designed to support the process of the effective implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights for implementing the "Protect, Respect and Remedy" framework. The guide focuses on the Guiding Principles that address the corporate responsibility to respect human rights. It was developed in full collaboration with the former Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises."--Provided by publisher.

Embedding Human Rights in Business Practive II


Author: N.A
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Responsibility for Human Rights

Transnational Corporations in Imperfect States
Author: David Jason Karp
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107037883
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 218
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An original analysis of which global actors are responsible for human rights in today's world and why.

Health and Human Rights in a Changing World


Author: Michael Grodin,Daniel Tarantola,George Annas,Sofia Gruskin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136688560
Category: Social Science
Page: 644
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Health and Human Rights in a Changing World is a comprehensive and contemporary collection of readings and original material examining health and human rights from a global perspective. Editors Grodin, Tarantola, Annas, and Gruskin are well-known for their previous two volumes (published by Routledge) on this increasingly important subject to the global community. The editors have contextualized each of the five sections with foundational essays; each reading concludes with discussion topics, questions, and suggested readings. This book also includes Points of View sections—originally written perspectives by important authors in the field. Section I is a Health and Human Rights Overview that lays out the essential knowledge base and provides the foundation for the following sections. Section II brings in notions of concepts, methods, and governance framing the application of health and human rights, in particular the Human Rights-based Approaches to Health. Section III sheds light on issues of heightened vulnerability and special protection, stressing that the health and human rights record of any nation, any community, is determined by what is being done and not done about those who are most in need. Section IV focuses on addressing system failures where health and human rights issues have been documented, recognized, even at times proclaimed as priorities, and yet insufficiently attended to as a result of State denial, unwillingness, or incapacity. Section V examines the relevance of the health and human rights paradigm to a changing world, underscoring contemporary global challenges and responses. Finally, a Concluding Note brings together the key themes of this set of articles and attempts to project a vision of the future.

Environmental Protection and Human Rights


Author: Donald K. Anton,Dinah L. Shelton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139498525
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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With unique scholarly analysis and practical discussion, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the relationship between environmental protection and human rights being formalized into law in many legal systems. This book instructs on environmental techniques and procedures that assist in the protection of human rights. The text provides cogent guidance on a growing international jurisprudence on the promotion and protection of human rights in relation to the environment that has been developed by international and regional human rights bodies and tribunals. It explores a rich body of case law that continues to develop within states on the environmental dimension of the rights to life, to health, and to public participation and access to information. Five compelling contemporary case studies are included that implicate human rights and the environment, ranging from large dam projects to the creation of a new human right to a clean environment.

Human Rights from Exclusion to Inclusion; Principles and Practice

An Anthology from the Work of Theo Van Boven
Author: Fons Coomans
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789041113771
Category: Political Science
Page: 503
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The UN System in general:.

The Dynamics of Corporate Social Responsibilities


Author: Radu Mareș
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004163921
Category: Political Science
Page: 370
View: 9298
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This book proposes that the responsible business practices of leading companies are significant not only as isolated instances of self-regulation, but that they also contribute to a broader rule-making process which has been underway in the last decade and is aimed at making business more responsive to human rights and environmental concerns. The flexibility of existing laws as well as the emergence of new regulations relevant to corporate social responsibility (CSR) are highlighted. As CSR increasingly interacts with public policy, some insufficiently understood effects of CSR appear that can help us advance toward more systemic solutions in the business and human rights area. This study identifies variables that states can stimulate through a wide range of interventions ranging from capacity-building measures to policy to hard law so that responsible practices get diffused more broadly and deeply in the business community. The intended audiences are legal experts with an interest in enhancing the protection of human rights in developing countries, and CSR theorists and practitioners mindful of the broader social dynamics that surround the implementation of CSR commitments.

Human Rights Protection in Global Politics

Responsibilities of States and Non-State Actors
Author: K. Mills,D. Karp
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137463171
Category: Political Science
Page: 316
View: 1905
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This edited book by Mills and Karp brings together political, legal and moral perspectives on the responsibilities of human rights protection in world politics today. It critiques a narrow focus on states' 'violations' of human rights, incorporates non-state actors, and looks beyond the 'Responsibility to Protect' policy framework.