The Future Of Business And Human Rights: More Regulation

Law360, New York (August 16, 2017, 12:13 PM EDT) -- Since the founding of the United Nations and the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, countries throughout the world have implemented legislation aimed at addressing various human rights concerns, such as discrimination, slavery, health and safety and freedom of expression.

Despite this robust and nearly worldwide acknowledgement of the importance of protecting human rights, some countries have implemented human rights laws in an inconsistent manner, with little appetite or budget for meaningful enforcement.

Partly in response to these shortcomings, civil society has...
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