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Vigeo Eiris News - 01/08/2012

Respect for Human Rights, a fundamental responsibility – FIDH adopts the Lima Declaration

FIDH member organizations from Asia, Africa and the Americas adopted the Lima Declaration on Human Rights and Business on July 11.

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This Declaration formulates specific recommendations to all actors involved including States, businesses, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights. In particular, signatories call for greater regulation of the activities of multinational companies at the national, regional and international levels and reaffirm their willingness to pursue all means and use all existing provisions, through dialogue or judicial or mobilisation strategies, to ensure corporate-related abuses stop and to guarantee victims’ access to justice and reparation.

Vigeo is the first rating agency to include a whole domain on the respect for Human Rights in its performance and risk evaluation framework. It deals with Human Rights, as they are defined by the public international law, which refers to the UN Human Rights Charter and the associated agreements, the ILO conventions, and the important international initiatives towards these norms, especially the OECD Guiding Principles.

 

Learn more on the site fidh.org.

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