Principles for Responsible Contracts: PRC 1 Preparation and Planning

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This chapter is a commentary on Principle 1 of the Principles for Responsible Contracts (PRC). The PRC were endorsed by the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2011 alongside the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The PRC were drafted because of the potential for investment contracts to act as an instrument through which States and businesses could affect the human rights impacts of businesses. The PRC are to be read alongside the UNGPs and were devised to act as an important tool to address human rights concerns in investor-State contracts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights : A Commentary
EditorsBarnali Choudhury
Number of pages7
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Publication date2023
ISBN (Print)978 1 80037 566 6
Publication statusPublished - 2023

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Law - Investment contracts, Human rights, Regulation, Business and human rights

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