UNSG Special representative:
UNSG SR: John Ruggie
Initial mandate from 2005 to 2008
Renewed mandate from 2008 to 2011
The ‘protect, respect and remedy’ framework in Reports to the UN Human Rights Council (2008, 2009, 2010, 2001 HRC affirmation).
Now a UN Working Group and Forum on Business and Human Rights.
‘On 18 June 2008 the Human Rights Council unanimously “welcomed” the “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework proposed by the Special Representative in his final report under the 2005 mandate. This policy framework comprises three core principles: the State duty to protect against human rights abuses by third parties, including business, through appropriate policies, regulation, and adjudication; the corporate responsibility to respect human rights, which means to act with due diligence to avoid infringing on the rights of others; and the need for greater access by victims to effective remedies, judicial and non-judicial.’