Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for business & human rights

Draft Guiding Principles (GPs) for implementation of the U.N. “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework


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Welcome to the online forum for the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for business & human rights.

In June 2011, the SRSG will present to the UN Human Rights Council his final recommendations, which will include a set of Guiding Principles for the operationalization of the UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” framework.

The Guiding Principles elaborate and clarify for companies, states, and other stakeholders how they can operationalize the UN ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy’ Framework, by taking practical steps to address business impacts on the human rights of individuals. The Human Rights Council endorsed the Framework unanimously in 2008, and asked the SRSG to provide this additional concrete guidance.

The purpose of this forum is to gather feedback on the draft Guiding Principles from a broad range of stakeholders. It will remain open until 31 January 2011, after which the SRSG will submit the final text for translation before presenting it formally to the Human Rights Council at its June session.

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For more information about the SRSG, please visit his web portal, which is hosted by the independent Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.

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