Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development

Resilience - Innovation - Sustainable Development Transparency – Organization – Meritocracy

Corporate human rights and environmental due diligence e la promozione della COrporate REsponsibility (CO.RE)

Scientific Coordinator

Marco Fasciglione

Objectives and contents

CO.RE. project falls into the broad area of legal studies concerning “business and human rights”. It is aimed at analysing the problem of the impact of business activities on human rights in the light of the most recent evolution of international law instruments and particularly in the light of the 2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The Guiding Principles, which have rapidly become the main international standard in this field area both for States and for enterprises, are based on three pillars: a) the State duty to protect human rights; b) the corporate responsibility to respect human rights; and c) the access to remedies for the victims of violations.

The objectives of the research project are to circumscribe the theoretical framework of the field area and to identify sources and normative content of this framework. In addition the research analyses recent regulatory developments aspiring at introducing corporate due diligence human rights obligations, both at supranational and at national legal systems.

While different types of scientific outputs are encompassed by its research activities, CO.RE. is also designed to facilitate the growth of competences of public institutions, enterprises and any other relevant actor: in doing so CO.RE. is meant to support their capacity of innovation of their policy action by meeting the changed needs of the underlying communities.

Research Group IRISS

Giovanni Carlo Bruno Natale Rampazzo Valentina Rossi


Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”, Associazione “Spazio alla Responsabilità”, Comune di Napoli – Centro Europeo di Informazione Cultura Cittadinanza, Università degli Studi di Milano La Statale – Dipartimento di Diritto Pubblico Italiano e Sovranazionale, Scuola Universitaria Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa – Istituto Di Diritto, Politica, Sviluppo (DIRPOLIS), Consorzio Promos Ricerche, Università degli Studi di Milano La Statale, Human Rights International Corner ETS, Associazione Pro Rights, Wagenigen University

Featured scientific publications

  1. Il ruolo della futura normativa UE sulla due diligence obbligatoria in materia di diritti umani e ambiente nella filiera agro-alimentare
  2. Implementing 'Responsible Business Conduct' Approaches Under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights at the Time of COVID-19
  3. Per uno studio dei Principi Guida ONU su imprese e diritti umani
  4. A Binding Instrument on Business and Human Rights as a Source of International Obligations for Private Companies: Utopia or Reality?
  5. Enforcing the State Duty to Protect under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Strasbourg views
  6. Another Step on the Road? Remarks on the Zero Draft Treaty on Business and Human Rights
  7. The Enforcement of Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence: From the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to the Legal Systems of EU Countries


Start 2016 | End 2022

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