Business and Human Rights: Protect, Respect and Remedy Policy Framework
In 2008, UN Expert Professor John Ruggie proposed a “Protect, Respect and Remedy” policy framework for businesses to adopt in relation to human rights, and which was adopted unanimously by the Human Rights Council. The framework rests on three pillars:
- The duty of the State to protect against human rights abuses;
- corporate responsibility to respect human rights and;
- greater access for victims to effective remedy.