Developed by Harvard University Professor and UN special representative to the secretary general for business and human rights, John Ruggie, the Guiding Principles rest on three pillars.
- States are obliged to protect against human rights abuses by companies.
- Corporations are obliged to act with due diligence to ensure that their activities do not adversely affect the rights of those living on the targeted lands.
- Victims of adverse impacts have the right to seek remedy.
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A free website developed by the Danish Institute for Human Rights that provides country-specific guidance to help companies respect human rights and contribute to development.
Companies have a number of tools available to help them comply with UN and other international human rights standards.