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Guiding Principle 6

States should promote respect for human rights by business enterprises with which they conduct commercial transactions.

Commentary

States conduct a variety of commercial transactions with business enterprises, not least through their procurement activities. This provides States – individually and collectively – with unique opportunities to promote awareness of and respect for human rights by those enterprises, including through the terms of  contracts, with due regard to States’ relevant obligations under national and international law.

What National Action Plans say on Guiding Principle 6