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-Padma Sri

BACKGROUND:

Human rights are basic rights and freedoms that defend us all. Supported dignity, fairness, equality, and respect. The businesses have a major impact on the manner we live our lives and revel in these human rights, whether or not it’s as a worker, a customer or just living aboard firms that share our cities and cities. When individuals think about human rights abuses related to business activities they may think about sweatshops in foreign countries where child labour and unsafe working conditions are commonplace. The companies with an online presence can have to be compelled to ensure that they respect people’s right to privacy and uphold information protection laws, care home suppliers got to treat the individuals they give the impression of being once with dignity and respect and every one business have an obligation to make sure safe working conditions for their workers. End business related rights abuses says UN.

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) decision upon businesses to create a public commitment to respect human rights, perform human rights due diligence, and supply a remedy once things fail. Human rights due diligence are the method through which a corporation understands when, where and how it might have impacts on human rights, and prioritizes these impacts for action. It identifies applicable measures to mitigate risks, tracks the effectiveness of its efforts, and tells individuals regarding their progress.

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UN BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS:

In 2011, the UN Human Rights Council endorsed the “UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.” As per the Guiding Principles, States have an obligation to safeguard human rights, businesses have a responsibility to respect human rights, and States and businesses have an equal and vital role in realizing the right of victims to an efficient remedy. As a part of their responsibility, businesses should undertake human rights due diligence. Every day, innumerable victims still suffer adverse impacts from exposure to unsafe substances because of business activities. For instance, one employee dies each minute because of the use of dangerous substances in the work. And, for these victims who are suffering from adverse health or alternative negative impacts because of dangerous substances used, created or discharged by business activities, several remain without an effective remedy.

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CURRENT ISSUE (END BUSINESS RELATED RIGHTS ABUSES) :

A key message from the 2018 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights was that governments must step up their actions and leadership. Currently, they are not doing enough to meet their duty to protect against business-related human rights abuse. The 2019 Forum will focus on the need for all governments to demonstrate progress, commitments, and plans in implementing the State duty to protect and strengthening accountability. The forum conducted the meeting from November 25 to 27, 2019. The important areas it focused are financing in the slavery; the LGBTI Rights; the internet stoppage, taxes, and censorship; promoting human rights through public procurement; responsible use of artificial intelligence and biometric tools, regulating corporate governance; respecting international investment policy and practice through three pillars “Protect, respect and remedy”; how business can leverage the anti-corruption practices to advance respect for human rights, etc.

CONCLUSION:

The forum attracts people from states, UN bodies and agencies, and others from around the globe together with company and business associations, also as representatives from communities tormented by the actions of companies. The forum addressed about state obligations, responsibilities of companies and remedies for people who are affected by the business abuse. The rights expert of the forum has stated that “The three pillars set out in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights the State duty to protect, the corporate responsibility to respect human rights and the need for access to effective remedy when harm occurs—are essential parts of building a sustainable global economy in which all people are treated with dignity and which leaves no one behind. These pillars are the foundation for all our efforts to end business-related human rights abuses. Government action needs to address the full range of measures, from prevention to remediation.”

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