The first pillar of the Guiding Principles provides recommendations on how states can meet their existing international human rights obligations to protect against business-related human rights abuses by creating an environment that is conducive to business respect for human rights, including by:
States also have obligations when it comes to providing remedy, which is addressed in Pillar 3.
June 2011 | John G. Ruggie; United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
This resource is the global authoritative standard on the business responsibility to respect human rights, unanimously endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council in 2011.
November 2008 | Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Monash University, International Business Leaders Forum, and Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
This comprehensive, baseline resource for businesses lays out what human rights are and how businesses can impact them.
April 2008 | John G. Ruggie; UN Human Rights Council
This report was submitted by John Ruggie to the UN Human Rights Council in 2008 and establishes the three-pillar framework for the Guiding Principles: protect, respect, remedy. It is not the Guiding Principles but helps to explain the rationale for them.