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Business and Human Rights Indicators to Measure the Corporate Responsibility to Respect: Challenges and Opportunities

Human Rights Quarterly 37 (2015) 511–555 (DOI: 10.1353/hrq.2015.0031)

50 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2014 Last revised: 20 May 2015

Damiano de Felice

Access to Medicine Foundation

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Business and human rights indicators, ratings and indices have proliferated in the past few years. Yet, measuring respect for human rights by corporations is not an easy task. This article offers an overview of the most prominent business and human rights measurement initiatives and draws attention to the normative, methodological, practical and political challenges related to the production of valid and emancipatory measures of corporate respect for human rights. The objective is to move the debate forward, from the if (should we use indicators?) to the how (how to create better initiatives?).

Keywords: indicators, KPIs, business and human rights, business, human rights, measure, corporate responsibility to respect, Ruggie, Guiding Principles

Suggested Citation

de Felice, Damiano, Business and Human Rights Indicators to Measure the Corporate Responsibility to Respect: Challenges and Opportunities (2015). Human Rights Quarterly 37 (2015) 511–555 (DOI: 10.1353/hrq.2015.0031). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2423305

Damiano De Felice (Contact Author)

Access to Medicine Foundation ( email )

Scheepmakersdijk 5A
Haarlem, 2011 AS
Netherlands

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