Business and Human Rights at the UN: What might happen next?June 3rd, 2009
This week UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, Professor John Ruggie of Harvard University, presented his latest report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. In the new report, the Special Representative presents his initial plans for operationalizing the "Protect, Respect, Remedy" policy framework that was adopted in 2008 by the Human Rights Council.
In the latest edition of Human Rights Quarterly, Realizing Rights Senior Adviser Scott Jerbi discusses the evolution of the business and human rights debate within the UN system and reflects on where it may be heading in the time ahead:
John Ruggie's report and speech to the Human Rights Council are available at the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Webcast of John Ruggie presentation to UN Human Rights Council - June 2nd 2009 [requires REAL Player]
Business and human rights matter more than ever, expert tells UN council - UN News Centre, June 2nd 2009