Business Responsibility to Respect Indigenous Rights

Author
Paloma Muñoz Quick
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Americas Quarterly
Volume
0
Issue Number
0
Publication Date
Spring 2014
Institution
Council of the Americas
Abstract
While numerous United Nations mechanisms1 have addressed the impact of business activities on Indigenous rights, it was only in 2011—with the UN Human Rights Council's unanimous endorsement of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights—that the role of businesses in respecting, or abusing, these rights was officially acknowledged.