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Research Paper | Law | India | Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019
Efficiency & Effectiveness of UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
Abstract: The UN leads a human rights program, which is the most global of its kind. It welcomes 193 states to collaborate and reach a collective effort. In its fight for human rights, one of toughest hurdle shall be the adherence of human right by non-state actors such as transnational corporations. The presence of transnational corporations are undeniable at the speeding pace of globalization and hence, it is crucial that such an important international actor respects human rights, at least within their respective spheres of activity. Some Transnational corporations are able to invade the human rights of people globally and refuse to respect the minimum standards. They engage in abuses such as employing child laborers, discriminating against certain groups of employees, failing to provide safe and healthy working conditions, attempting to repress independent trade unions, discouraging the right to bargain collectively, limiting the broad dissemination of appropriate technology and intellectual property, and dumping toxic wastes. The companies can virtually affect the entire spectrum of internationally recognized human right. Therefore, companies must consider all such rights.
Keywords: Human Rights, Transitional corporation, Globalization, Intellectual Property
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019,
Pages: 857 - 863