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Developments in the regulation of the extractive industries for human rights harm committed abroad


2011 saw a number of significant developments in the field of business and human rights. Perhaps the best known developments were the adoption by the United Nations Human Rights Council in June 2011 of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the subsequent revision of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises which featured, for the first time, a stand-alone human rights chapter.