Guiding Principle on Business and Human Rights
- The Guiding Principle (GP) will mark the end of the beginning: by establishing a common global platform for action, on which cumulative progress can be built, step by step, without foreclosing any other promising longer-term developments.
- GP normative contribution lies in:
Elaborating the implications of existing standards and practices for States and businesses
Integrating them within a single, logically coherent and comprehensive template
Identifying where the current regime falls short and how it should be improved
- GP recognizes ‘one size does not fit all’
- States’ existing obligation to respect, protect, and fulfill human rights and fundamental freedoms
- The role of business enterprises as specialized organs of society performing specialized functions, required to comply with all applicable laws and to respect human rights
- The need for rights and obligations to be matched to appropriate and effective remedies when breached
- Indonesia already adopts all main Human Rights covenants and established National Commission of Human Rights (Komnas HAM)
- Decentralization lead to disharmony between national and local regulations
- Law on social welfare and public services already legalized, implementation and institutionalization is still a big challenge
- Principle 2 will be the focus and more elaboration will be made.
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