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Just Business: Multinational Corporations and Human Rights

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From Asian sweatshops to oil-based violence in Nigeria, the challenges of regulating harmful corporate practices in some of the world’s most difficult regions long seemed insurmountable. Human rights groups and businesses were locked in a stalemate. In 2005 the United Nations appointed John Ruggie to examine the problem and identify a path forward. From this inau ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published March 25th 2013 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published January 14th 2013)
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Rizwan
So this basically explains Ruggie's Rules, the conventions and recommendations he came up with to promote greater corporate responsibility especially in the face of the apparent global race to the bottom.

It was okay - I skipped a few pages here and there. The commendable part was that he really did try to explain the issue in an unbiased way - trying not to let the emotions and pull from both sides influence him too much. Also he did not invoke too much legalese - so this book is meant for the l
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Steven
Parts of the book are pretty interesting, but it is mostly about the back story of the creation of Ruggie's recommendations to the UN, rather than going through the General Principles framework and educating the reader about them specifically.

André
Just Business describes the process of negotiating the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The author John G. Ruggie describes his journey as UN Special Representative with the mandate to negotiate and design a framework on business and human rights that pleases civil society organizations and is accepted by the global business world and UN member states. The book is a good introduction to the topic of business and human rights with quite some cases of failing multinationals to r ...more
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