Rajasthan Stone Quarries: Promoting Human Rights Due Diligence and Access to Redress in Complex Supply Chains

Non-Judicial Redress Mechanisms Report Series 11

67 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2016

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Shelley D. Marshall

RMIT University

Kate Taylor

University of Texas at Austin

Samantha Balaton-Chrimes

Deakin University

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

This report examines the multiple barriers for vulnerable, informal quarry mining workers in Rajasthan to gain concrete improvements in their working conditions and redress for serious human rights harms suffered. it presents guidance about the role of non-judicial redress mechanisms that aim to hold transnational business who sell, buy and process stone mined in Rajasthan responsible for these conditions. It also provides proposals about ways that businesses can be encouraged to adopt practices of human rights due diligence in relation to their supply chains. Due diligence is an ongoing, proactive and reactive process through which companies can ensure that they respect human rights.

Keywords: Business and Human Rights, Corporate Accountablity

JEL Classification: H7, F60, F66, K20

Suggested Citation

Marshall, Shelley D. and Taylor, Kate and Balaton-Chrimes, Samantha, Rajasthan Stone Quarries: Promoting Human Rights Due Diligence and Access to Redress in Complex Supply Chains (2016). Non-Judicial Redress Mechanisms Report Series 11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2878214

Shelley D. Marshall (Contact Author)

RMIT University ( email )

Melbourne Campus
Building 13
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Australia
+613 99251382 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.rmit.edu.au

Kate Taylor

University of Texas at Austin ( email )

2317 Speedway
Austin, TX 78712
United States

Samantha Balaton-Chrimes

Deakin University ( email )

75 Pigdons Road
Victoria, Victoria 3216
Australia

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