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Published: 1/10/2011For the past two decades, I dedicated my professional life to the realization of children's rights, through advocacy and through programmatic efforts in both developing and industrialized countries. I was also involved in the development of the resources used to educate and train duty bearers, the official term used in referring to anyone with an obligation, a responsibility, to advance and protect children's rights. I suppose it goes without saying that the target group we tried to reach included everyone. The resources we developed were used to benefit parents, educators, law enforcement officials, the judiciary, professionals in all fields, government employees, international development staff, and a range of NGOs.
Published: 1/8/2011To what extent have you considered the implications of the Guiding Principles for the Implementation of the United Nations 'Protect, Respect and Remedy' Framework? I introduced the Guiding Principles in a previous post and will examine some of the implications today.
The Rights-Based Lens
The rights-based lens implied by the Guiding Principles requires a 360 degree perspective of the human rights consequences of a chosen business decision. And while individual rights are usually described as stand-alone concepts, they are anything but independent of one another. Human rights are universal; they apply to all people, all of the time.
Published: 1/6/2011Late last year when United Nations Special Representative Harvard Professor John Ruggie tabled his Guiding Principles for the Implementation of the United Nations 'Protect, Respect and Remedy' Framework on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, I realized that a new era was upon us. The Guidelines are open for feedback until the end of January with the final framework scheduled to be presented by Professor Ruggie to the United Nations Human Rights Council in June, 2011.
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