UN negotiates hard law replacement for voluntary ‘Ruggie’ human rights reporting principles

The adoption of the treaty could lead to stricter international human rights regime, though hurdles remain

A process is now underway at the United Nations to replace the voluntary “soft law” UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, known informally as the ‘Ruggie’ principles, with harder international law although insiders stress that the approach is still considered “exper…

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