Business and Human Rights: The Challenge of Putting Principles into Practice and Regulating Global Supply Chains
(2017) 42(1) Alternative Law Journal 42
11 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2017
Date Written: January 1, 2017
This article examines a company’s responsibility to respect human rights, focusing in particular on corporate global supply chains. While global supply chains have long been associated with a range of human rights violations, a number of recent legislative initiatives both in Australia and elsewhere are applying traditional corporate concepts - such as due diligence and reporting - in a human rights framework, to ensure companies respect human rights wherever they operate.
Keywords: global supply chains, due diligence, human rights, framework, responsibility, violations
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