The Ruggie Principles and the 2030 Agenda. A Future of Reciprocal Influences to be Explored

Author:
Carmen Montesinos Padilla.

Abstract:
The Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are a valuable tool for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The adoption of National Action Plans in accordance with them and the consequent implementation of measures that, among other things, guarantee the recognition of the extraterritorial responsibility of the parent companies, impose mandatory due diligence procedures and remove obstacles in access to effective mechanisms of reparation, will contribute to the fulfilment of the sustainable development goals. The evaluation of the National Action Plans and the monitoring of compliance with the measures

by which they are integrated are considered to be useful tools for diagnosing the level of achievement of the objectives around which the 2030 Agenda is articulated. The purpose of this paper is precisely to contribute to the preliminary assessment of compliance with the Ruggie Principles through the analysis of the content of the National Action Plans of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, France, Norway, Italy, Switzerland and Spain, and in this way to establish guidelines to follow in future activities assessing the level of achievement of the sustainable development goals.

Index:
1. DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE, DERECHOS HUMANOS Y EMPRESAS.—2. LA PRERROGATIVA ESTATAL DE VULNERACIÓN (Y PROTECCIÓN) DE LOS DERECHOS, BAJO SOSPECHA.—3. LOS PLANES DE ACCIÓN NACIONAL. HACIA UNA ACTIVIDAD EMPRESARIAL SOCIALMENTE RESPONSABLE.—3.1. Impulsos regulatorios.—3.2. Valoración preliminar.—3.2.1. Debilidades a superar (y herramientas para hacerlo): Reino Unido, Países Bajos, Dinamarca, Finlandia y Suecia.—3.2.2. Fortalezas alcanzadas (a imitar): Francia, Noruega, Italia y Suiza.—3.2.3. Cambios necesarios: España.—4. EL RESPETO DE LOS DERECHOS POR EL SECTOR EMPRESARIAL COMO INDICADOR DE SOSTENIBILIDAD

Keywords:
2030 Agenda; human rights; national action plans; sustainable development; United Nations Guiding Principles on business and human rights;

Issue:
REDI Vol. 70 2 2018

Section:
Studies

Pages:
183-208

DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.17103/redi.70.2.2018.1.07

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