Transcending the Binary: Linking Hard and Soft Law Through a UNGPS-Based Framework Convention

Claire Methven O'Brien (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Abstract

Achieving respect for human rights by businesses requires not making the “right” choice between hard and soft law but establishing an architecture to sustain a constructive dialectic between the two. This essay argues that a business and human rights treaty modelled as a framework convention and centered initially on the UN Guiding Principles (UNGPs) offers such a structure while avoiding the shortcomings of treaty proposals advanced to date
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-191
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of International Law
Volume114
Early online date22 Jun 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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