2 Human Rights Guidelines for Organisations
Where can I find these guidelines?
This page contains two types of sources. Firstly, sources explicitly mentioned on the previous pages (“what?”, “why?” and “how?”), with their corresponding hyperlinks for further consultation, are arranged by the institution that released. Secondly, there is a bibliography of sources consulted to draft the tool, which can be useful for further inquiry about the topic.
- Soft law from the state: Federal and regional levels
- United Nations
- General Comments
UN Committee on the Rights of the Child General Comment 16/2013 on State obligations regarding the impact of the business sector on children’s rights CRC/C/GC/16
UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights General comment 24/2017 on State obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the context of business activities E/C.12/GC/24
- General Guidelines
Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework, (2011) Resolution 17/4/2011
UN OHCHC (2012): The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights: An Interpretive Guide. HR/PUB/12/02
Guiding Principles on Human Rights Impact Assessments of Trade and Investment Agreements, (2011) (A/HRC/19/59/Add.5).
The UNGP for Responsible Contracts for State-Investor Contracts (2015) UN A/HRC/17/31/Add.3
- UN Protection of Minorities
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples UN Resolution 1/2 of 29/6/ 2006,1
The Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities General Assembly resolution 47/135 of 18/12/1992
- UN Global Compact
PRI and UN Global Compact: Guidance on Responsible Business in Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (2010)
Children’s Rights and Business Principles (UNICEF, UN Global Compact, Save the Children).
UNCTAD The Set of Multilaterally Agreed Equitable Principles and Rules for the Control of Restrictive Business Practices (A/RES/35/63 5); UN Doc TD/RBP/CONF/10/Rev.1 (1981).
- International Labour Organisation (ILO)
The Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration (1977, 2017)
The Global Job Pact (2009)
- Environmental/Sustainable development issues
UN Millennium Declaration (2000)
Rio + 20 Conference "The Future We Want" (2012)
The Framework principles on human rights and the environment (2018): Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment.
- The World Bank Group/ International Financial Corporation (IFC)
- International Committee of the Red Cross
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- Council of Europe (CoE)
- European Union (EU)
My business and human rights (2015)
Series of Information sheets and fact sheets on the Environment policy areas
The Multi-Annual Work Programme (MAWP) 2017 – 2020 'Making the Environmental Liability Directive more fit for purpose'
- Non-state guidelines
The International Trade Union Confederation, Industrial Global Union, UNI Global Union and the Clean Clothes Campaign: “The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights" and the human right of workers to form or join trade unions and to bargain collectively”.
- Addo, M. K. (2014). The reality of the United Nations guiding principles on business and human rights. Human Rights Law Review, 14(1), 133-147.
- Boyd, D. R. (2012). The constitutional right to a healthy environment. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 54(4), 3-15.
- Braithwaite J. (2011) “The essence of Responsive Regulation” UBC Law Review 44 Heinonline P 475-520.
- Chinkin, C. M. (1989). The challenge of soft law: development and change in international law. International & Comparative Law Quarterly, 38(4), 850-866.
- Commission on Transnational Corporations, Report on the Special Session (7-18 March and 9-21 May 1983). Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, 1983, Supplement No. 7 (E/1983/17/Rev. 1), Annex II. And United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations (1986). The United Nations Code of Conduct on Transnational Corporations, Current Studies, Series A (New York: United Nations) United Nations publication sales No. E.86.II.A.15, (ST/CTC/SER.A/4), Annex I, pp.28-45
- Crawford, A. (2006). Networked governance and the post-regulatory state? Steering, rowing and anchoring the provision of policing and security. Theoretical criminology, 10(4), 449-479.
- De Schutter, O., Ramasastry, A., Taylor, M. B., & Thompson, R. C. (2012). Human Rights Due Diligence: The Role of States. Human Rights in Business. http://humanrightsinbusiness. eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/De-Schutter-et-al.-Human-Rights-Due-Diligence-The-Role-of-States. pdf.
- Fenwick, M., Van Uytsel, S., & Wrbka, S. (Eds.). (2014). Networked governance, transnational business and the law. Heidelberg: Springer.
- Guzman, A. T., & Meyer, T. L. (2010). International soft law. Journal of Legal Analysis, 2(1), 171-225.
- Kirton, J. J., & Trebilcock, M. J. (2017). Hard choices, soft law: Voluntary standards in global trade, environment and social governance. Routledge.
- Lizarazo Rodriguez, L. (2017). UNGP on business and human rights in Belgium: state-based judicial mechanisms and state-based nonjudicial grievance mechanisms, with special emphasis on the barriers to access to remedy measures.
- Nolan, J. (2013). The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Rights: Soft Law or Not Law?
- Ruggie, J. G. (2007). Business and human rights: the evolving international agenda. American Journal of International Law, 101(4), 819-840.
- Sauvant, K. P. (2015). The negotiations of the United Nations code of conduct on transnational corporations: experience and lessons learned. The Journal of World Investment & Trade, 16(1), 11-87.
- Shaffer, G., & Pollack, M. A. (2012). Hard and soft law: what have we learned?
- Teubner, G. (2011). Self-Constitutionalizing TNCs? On the Linkage of “Private” and “Public” Corporate Codes of Conduct. Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, 18(2), 617-638.
- Weissbrodt, D., & Kruger, M. (2003). Norms on the responsibilities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises with regard to human rights. American journal of international law, 97(4), 901-922.