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NEW YORK – Companies and investors the world over are turning a blind eye to human rights violations, with governments also failing in their role to enforce protective legislature, a group of independent UN experts says.

Rights violations in the garment sectors of developing nations are often cited as rife in industry research, and a new report by the aforementioned experts has urged businesses to practice ‘human rights due diligence’ to comply with the United Nations Guiding Principles.

This coincides the United Nations Human Rights Council negotiating the terms of a landmark treaty aiming to hold transnational corporations (TNC) accountable for human rights violations within their businesses and supply chains.

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