- Guest Editors' Introduction: Human Rights and Business
We provide a brief history of the business and human rights discourse and scholarship, and an overview of the articles included in the special issue....
Citation: Cragg, Wesley, Denis G. Arnold and Peter Muchlinski. 2011. "Guest Editors' Introduction: Human Rights and Business." Business Ethics Quarterly 22(1):1-7.
Areas of Interest: Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Rights
- Implementing the New UN Corporate Human Rights Framework Implications for Corporate Law, Governance, and Regulation
The UN Framework on Human Rights and Business comprises the State's duty to protect human rights, the corporate responsibility to respect human rights, and the duty to remedy abuses. This paper focuses on the corporate responsibility to respect. It considers how to overcome obstacles, arising out of national and international law, to the development of a legally binding corporate duty to respect human rights. It is argued that the notion of human rights due diligence will lead to the creation of binding legal duties and that principles of corporate and tort law can be adapted to this end. Furthermore, recent legal developments accept an "enlightened shareholder value" approach allowing corporate managers to consider human rights issues when making decisions. The responsibility to respect involves adaptation of shareholder based corporate governance towards a more stakeholder oriented approach and could lead to the development of a new, stakeholder based, corporate model....
Citation: Muchlinski, Peter. 2011. "Implementing the New UN Corporate Human Rights Framework
Implications for Corporate Law, Governance, and Regulation." Business Ethics Quarterly 22(1):145-177.
Areas of Interest: Corporate Governance - Self-Regulation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Rights, Public Policy - Regulation