The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights: From Soft to Hard Law

12 Pages Posted: 12 Oct 2022

Date Written: October 6, 2022

Abstract

This paper argues that businesses are obliged to respect human rights, from a moral perspective and considering the quasi-universal recognition of this principle of business conduct. Also, some instances of legislations within Europe requiring business to respect human rights will be flesh out to determine their level of efficiency, compared with the United Nations Guiding Principles.

Keywords: Corporate responsibility to respect human rights, United Nations Guiding Principles, human rights due diligence, corporate accountability, remedy.

Suggested Citation

López, Johel Antonio, The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights: From Soft to Hard Law (October 6, 2022). JusGov Research Paper No. 2022-13, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4239636 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4239636

Johel Antonio López (Contact Author)

University of Minho - School of Law ( email )

Campus Gualtar
Braga, 4710-057
Portugal

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