Business and Human Rights

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In a global economy, companies often operate in jurisdictions where governments are either unable or unwilling to uphold even basic human rights. In this context, the question is why some companies promote human rights while others violate them; as well as what role(s) companies, governments and citizens can play in generating positive human rights outcomes. This project therefore examines issues within the regulatory framework that ground the business and human rights debate. The project highlights the business, legal and social challenges faced by companies, governments and citizens in improving respect for human rights. These issues include governance, transparency, accountability, remedy, international and domestic regulation and supply chain management.

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Supervisory team
Justine
Nolan

Law
Law
Carolien
van Ham

Arts and Social Sciences
Social Sciences
Leanne
Piggott

Business School
Centre for Social Impact
Justine.nolan@Unsw.edu.au

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