Business and Human Rights

Business and Human Rights

What are human rights? Human rights are about promoting and protecting the values of respect, dignity and equality for every person, irrespective of race, sex, religion, political opinion, disability, sexuality, social status, age or any other characteristic.  Human rights standards are part of international law. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the best known of these standards. But there are many other human rights treaties dealing with a wide range of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.

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