Alejandro Guzmán Woodroffe

Human Rights Coucil

Navigating the Waters of a Convention on Business and Human Rights

By Alejandro Guzmán Woodroffe 2018-12-15 16:16:16

In 2005, the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, now the Human Rights Council, requested the U.N. Secretary General, through its resolution 2005/69, to appoint a Special Representative on the issue of Human Rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises.  Kofi Annan, followed the resolution’s mandate and later appointed John Ruggie. Ruggie’s work as a Special Representative ended with the suggestion of a non-binding legal framework on Business and Human Rights. Today, Ruggie’s...

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