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How Can Businesses Impact Human Rights?

This concise table includes a summary list of internationally recognized human rights, provides a short explanation of each right, and offers examples of how business activities could impact the right.

February 2015 | Shift and Mazars; UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework | Pages: 8, or view in webpage

What do we mean by “internationally recognized human rights”? What is an example of a human right? How could a company’s activities infringe on somebody’s human rights? This concise table lays out what human rights are and gives concrete examples of how businesses can impact them.

Examples of internationally recognized human rights

Examples of internationally recognized human rights

The table draws on the publication by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, International Business Leaders Forum and the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Human Rights Translated: A Business Reference Guide (2008), which is an excellent source of additional information and guidance for companies.

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