Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, John Ruggie. Business and Human Rights: further steps toward the operationalization of the “protect, respect and remedy” framework.
The policy framework rests on three pillars:
1. The State duty to protect against human rights abuses by third parties, including business, through appropriate policies, regulation, and adjudication.
2. The corporate responsibility to respect human rights, which means to act with due diligence to avoid infringing on the rights of others.
3. Greater access by victims to effective remedy, judicial and non-judicial.