United Nations human rights guidelines for businesses should be ready for publication by next summer, according to the November issue of Ethical Performance. EP says work on drafting the guidelines has been making 'significant progress', and that the five-strong UN Commission on Human Rights working group responsible for drawing them up is confident the final document will be ready by August 2003. The latest draft of the guidelines, Responsibilities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises with regard to human rights, includes a new section suggesting that companies should pay 'reparations' to anyone 'adversely affected' by their failure to comply with the guidelines.
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