Human Rights And Non Governmental Organizations

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The twentieth century has been seen as a turning point for human rights.
Many business people and ethicists believe that it is time for businesses to start following human rights. There is however the lack of agreement of human rights laws from transnational corporations. Transnational corporations support human rights by providing jobs with livable wages and show respect for rule of law. However, transnational corporations are also known for violating human rights laws by providing very unsafe working conditions, lower than average pay, have harmful environmental pollution, commit bribery and seem to ignore the laws of the host nation. Non-governmental and transnational organizations have not been very effective in abiding by human rights laws and must begin to follow set human rights laws if they want to receive more support. The debate of human rights extensions to non-governmental organizations has focused on the following key questions. The most basic questions are if and should corporations have any responsibilities at all? For further question they ask: whose human rights they should consider, which human rights obligations they should consider, and what are the resources to corporate resources should be devoted to human rights protection? In 2000, the United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan introduced the global compact as a policy and framework for responsible business practice in the global economy. The UN global compact asks businesses to enact, support
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