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UN Experts: Businesses ‘Dragging Feet’ on Human Rights

Worldwide, too many businesses are putting profits before human rights, while governments fail to “regulate and lead by example”, argues a fresh human rights report by the United Nations. UN rights experts urge...

by LibertiesEU

Worldwide, too many businesses are putting profits before human rights, while governments fail to “regulate and lead by example”, argues a fresh human rights report by the United Nations. UN rights experts urge companies to comply with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which provides a framework for how states and investors should address shortcomings in business practices and management. Most companies are still unaware of their duty to follow human rights standards, said Dante Pesce, chair of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights.