Review of the Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises, Professor John Ruggie to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Protect, Respect and Remedy: A Framework for Business and Human Rights Ah/Hrc/8/5, 7 April 2008
11 Pages Posted: 19 May 2008
The responsibilities of Transnational Corporations (TNCs) in the area of human rights have been on the international agenda for sometime now and have gain more momentum in the last two decades. In the past, several attempts were made under the auspices of the United Nations to devise a framework for controlling Transnational corporations without much success. In the face of increasing allegation of human rights abuses by TNCs, the United Nations Sub-commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights approved the 'Norms on Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises with Regard to Human Rights' (Norms).
Keywords: Ruggie, Transnational Corporations, TNC, Human Rights, United Nations, Business
JEL Classification: K10, K20, K33
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