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The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

A Commentary

9781800375666 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Barnali Choudhury, Professor and Director, Jack & Mae Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada
Publication Date: March 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80037 566 6 Extent: c 384 pp
This comprehensive Commentary provides an in-depth analysis of each of the 31 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, as well as the 10 Principles for Responsible Contracts. It engages in both a legal and contextual examination of the Principles alongside their application to real world practices at both the domestic and international levels.

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This comprehensive Commentary provides an in-depth analysis of each of the 31 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, as well as the 10 Principles for Responsible Contracts. It engages in both a legal and contextual examination of the Principles alongside their application to real world practices at both the domestic and international levels.

Key features:-

• One of the first detailed considerations of each of the Principles for Responsible Contracts
• Contributions from more than 40 leading international academics and practitioners in the field
• Discussion of legal and regulatory instruments as well as case law emanating from the Principles
• Offers information on interpreting, analysing, and using the UNGPs and the Principles for Responsible Contracts in a centralized accessible format.

Practitioners, including government officials, who are responsible for corporate governance and human rights issues will find this Commentary invaluable for its systematic analysis of the obligations of both States and corporations. It will also be of interest to academics and those working for NGOs in the area of business and human rights, as well as businesses themselves looking to incorporate sustainability initiatives into their corporate practices.
Contributors
Contributors include: Motoko Aizawa, Daniel Augenstein, Simon Baughen, Dorothée Baumann-Pauly, Claire Bright, Cristina Blanco-Vizarreta, Humberto Cantú Rivera, Larry Catá Backer, Rachel Chambers, Céline da Graça Pires, Daria Davitti, Fatimazahra Dehbi, Gamze Erdem Türkelli, Björn Fasterling, Shavana Haythornthwaite, Salvador Herencia-Carrasco, Sarah Joseph, Solina Kennedy, Markus Krajewski, Annamaria La Chimia, Jernej Letnar Černič, Sorcha MacLeod, Jena Martin, Olga Martin-Ortega, Robert McCorquodale, Tehtena Mebratu-Tsegaye, Claire Methven O´Brien, Maddalena Neglia, Carolina Olarte-Bácares, Kishanthi Parella, Sarah Platts, Dalia Polombo, Andreas Rühmkorf, Martijn Scheltema, Penelope Simons, Sara L. Seck, Lilach Trabelsi, Anna Triponel, Florencia S. Wegher Osci, Margaret G. Wachenfeld, Anil Yilmaz Vastardis, Stefan Zagelmeyer, Jennifer A. Zerk
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