February 14, 2011

Guiding Principles: Defining the Next Decade of Business and Human Rights

Posted by TYler Giannini

In recent years, Harvard Kennedy School Professor John Ruggie has emerged as the most important person in the field of business and human rights.  On Thursday, from 5:00-7:00 pm in Pound Hall, he’ll speak about the Guiding Principles, the culmination of five years of his work as UN Special Representative on the issue.

UN Special Representative John Ruggie

The Principles will be the defining document for business and human rights for the coming decade. It’s really a privilege to have him come and speak about them, right when they’re in the process of being rolled out and voted on by states later this spring.

Click here for a recent memo Ruggie wrote about follow-up to his recommendations.

This event is sponsored by International Legal Studies, the Human Rights Program, HLS Advocates for Human Rights, and the Harvard Human Rights Journal.

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