The concept of human rights protection and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Karp, David Jason (2015) The concept of human rights protection and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. In: Mills, Kurt and Karp, David Jason (eds.) Human rights protection in global politics: responsibilities of states and non-state actors. Global issues series . Palgrave, Basingstoke, pp. 137-158. ISBN 9781137463166

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Abstract

David Karp argues that there are three different conceptions of human rights protection that one can identify in contemporary human rights practice. The first is grounded in the respect–protect–fulfill doctrinal trichotomy, and the second is grounded in the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) policy framework. A third conception is potentially available in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (also known as the ‘Ruggie Principles’), depending on how one interprets that recent initiative. An adequate concept of the responsibility to protect human rights views it as a fundamental, primary, and prospective duty, which may in principle be borne by states or non-state actors. It involves the systematic protection of secure access to human rights, irrespective of the intentions or inclinations of third parties to cause harm. The responsibility to protect human rights is separate and separable from the R2P.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
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Depositing User: David Karp
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2014 08:55
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2016 14:40
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/51601
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