These basic rights are based on shared values like dignity, fairness, equality, respect, and independence. They can never be taken away, although they can sometimes be restricted – for example, if a person breaks the law, or in the interests of national security.
The United Nations protects human rights on a global scale through legal instruments and on-the-ground activities. Read more.
The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are a set of guidelines for States and companies to prevent, address and remedy human rights abuses committed in business operations.