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Protect, Respect and Remedy: a Framework for Business and Human Rights (Report for the UN Human Rights Council, 2008)

In 2008, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, John Ruggie, submitted the report “Protect, Respect and Remedy: a Framework for Business and Human Rights” to the UN Human Rights Council. The “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework aimed at providing a more coherent and concerted approach to the issue of business and human rights and is organized in three pillars: 1) The state duty to protect human rights, 2) The corporate responsibility to respect human rights, and 3) Access to remedy.