Edinburgh Declaration adopted

Category: Respect for the views of the child

15th October 2010

Human rights institutions from around the world have called for action on corporate abuse of human rights to be stepped up.

Representatives from around 80 countries attending the 10th International Conference of National Human Rights Institutions in Edinburgh made the call in the "Edinburgh Declaration" to mark the end of the conference.

The Declaration calls for more national and international monitoring of businesses' compliance with human rights law, that advice should be given to companies, governments, campaigners and individuals about corporate responsibility, and that institutions themselves have an important role to play in supporting companies and victims of potential human rights violations.

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