Business, Human Rights and the IBA Climate Justice Report

(2016) 34:1 J Energy & Nat Resources L 75, DOI/10.1080/02646811.2016.1120044

12 Pages Posted: 31 May 2017

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Sara L. Seck

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law

Michael Slattery

Slattery & Slattery - Aboriginal law practitioners

Date Written: January 21, 2016

Abstract

The 2014 Climate Justice Report by the International Bar Association (IBA) makes many recommendations designed to contribute to the fight against climate change. One important step forward is its explicit recognition of the responsibility of business to respect human rights affected by climate change. This commentary explores the extent to which the IBA’s approach to this issue aligns with the business responsibility to respect human rights as described in the 2011 United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The commentary also considers other international standards that incorporate business responsibilities for human rights in order to determine whether sufficient guidance has yet emerged for businesses to effectively address human rights and climate concerns.

Keywords: Climate Change, Human Rights, Law, Business, International Law, United Nations Guiding Principles, Climate Justice

Suggested Citation

Seck, Sara L. and Slattery, Michael, Business, Human Rights and the IBA Climate Justice Report (January 21, 2016). (2016) 34:1 J Energy & Nat Resources L 75, DOI/10.1080/02646811.2016.1120044, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2975764

Sara L. Seck (Contact Author)

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law ( email )

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
Canada

Michael Slattery

Slattery & Slattery - Aboriginal law practitioners ( email )

Toronto, Ontario
Canada

HOME PAGE: http://slatterylaw.ca

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