human rights & business (and a few other things)

New Report on Business and Human Rights in Ireland

The Irish Centre for Human Rights recently released a report on Business and Human Rights in Ireland. It covers the business and human rights international context, the UN Guiding Principles and their significance for Ireland as well as 12 practical recommendations for the Irish government.

The report is extremely well documented and contains interesting case studies. It was initially a discussion paper prepared by postgraduate students of the Centre under the supervision of Dr Shane Darcy and was revised following a one-day conference held in Galway on 24 March 2012 entitled Ireland and the United Nations Framework for Business and Human Rights, where I presented a paper on extraterritoriality in the area of business and human rights.

The report  has received national coverage, and will hopefully foster a debate on these issues in Ireland where a number of multinational companies such as Apple, Google, and Facebook have their European headquarters.

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