Experimentalist Global Governance and the Case for a Framework Convention Based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
M. Mullen et al, Navigating a New Era of Business and Human Rights: Challenges and Opportunities under the UNGPs (2019, Forthcoming)
14 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2018
Date Written: November 20, 2018
Building on earlier work this chapter further develops one argument for a BHR framework convention based on the UNGPs and BHR national action plans. Specifically, it contends that support for a framework convention can be found in the theoretical-normative concept of “global experimentalist governance” (de Búrca, Keohane, and Sabel, 2014). Section 2 outlines the concept of GXG and its application to human rights treaty regimes. Section 3 argues that four preconditions for an effective experimentalist regime, as described by scholars, might be satisfied for a BHR framework convention based on the UNGPs and NAPs. Section 4 sketches some elements a BHR framework convention could include, consistently with GXG precepts. Section 5 concludes.
Keywords: business; human rights; UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; experimentalist governance; treaties
JEL Classification: K29; K33; F53; F60
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