18 Nov '11, 12pm
Report of my talk on business+human rights at the Lee Kuan Yew School on Nov 14 in Singapore: @ihrb #humanrights #csr
“A state’s right to be called a state is only justified when it protects the rights of individuals,” said Mr. Salil Tripathi at a lunchtime talk hosted by the LKY School of Public Policy on 14 November 2011. His lecture on “The Protect-Respect-Remedy Framework for Business and Human Rights” took place against the backdrop of a milestone development at the international level with endorsement of the framework for corporate entities to operate in consonance with international standards of human rights. This new paradigm not only focuses on the companies but also the role of states in enabling it to flourish. The session was moderated by Professor Mukul Asher of the LKY School. Tripathi, who is Director of Policy at the Institute for Human Rights and Business in London, said that until 2003 there was no solid basis for human rights responsibilities vis-à-vis business enterpri...