Business and Human Rights

December 3, 2019

Business and human rights: How can companies deal with countries that do not have sufficient human rights protections in place?

One year after the murder of journalist Jamal Kashoggi in a Saudi embassy, Markus Scholz (Head of Center for Corporate Governance & Business Ethics) reflects on corporate reactions to this case and discusses how corporations can navigate this difficult terrain. Other than “business as usual” and a complete boycott of countries guilty of frequent human rights violations, Markus Scholz argues that companies have a range of tools at their disposal for living up to their responsibility and engaging in human rights protection. The article by Markus Scholz has now been published in “assets”, a German-language practitioner-oriented outlet.

You can download the article here (in German).