The Impact of the 'Ruggie Framework' and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights on Transnational Human Rights Litigation
27 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2014
Date Written: June 23, 2014
This paper explores the impact of the Ruggie 'Protect, Respect and Remedy' framework and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights on transnational human rights litigation. It considers the impact to date, and the possible impact the Ruggie Framework and UN Guiding Principles could have on a widely predicted increase in the number of state law negligence claims against transnational corporations in the US after the decision of the Supreme Court in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum limiting the jurisdictional reach of the US Alien Tort Statute 1789.
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