UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs)

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United Nations
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A set of guidelines for States and companies to prevent, address and remedy human rights abuses committed in business operations.

The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) were endorsed in June 2011. The Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which implement the United Nations ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy’ Framework are a set of 31 principles that form a comprehensive, global reference point for understanding the respective duties and responsibilities of States and business for addressing business impacts on human rights.


Significance for seafood businesses: 

A set of principles (not seafood specific) to prevent, address and remedy human rights abuses committed in business operations.

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