Incorporating Rights: Making the Most of the Meantime

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Erika R. George

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

Stakeholders in the business and human rights movement speak of a “smart mix” to fix the global governance gap that gives rise to abuses. Hard law may be required to ensure access to remedy to victims, but soft law and standard setting should not be underestimated for preventing violations. To be clear, I do not oppose a treaty in principle. However, I do think the drafters would be well advised to heed the advice offered by Professor Ruggie — a business and human rights treaty should work to reinforce and to build on the regulatory dynamics already underway in the implementation of the Guiding Principles. I do not see the treaty proposal as a threat to progress but rather a call to redouble efforts and to focus attention on the work that still remains to ensure human rights are promoted and protected.

Suggested Citation

George, Erika R., Incorporating Rights: Making the Most of the Meantime (2014). University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 112, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2560082 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2560082

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