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Max Planck Group on Business and Human Rights


Janne Mende

Anne Peters

Über das Projekt:

In this interdisciplinary working group, researchers with an expertise in public international law, human rights law, labour law, environmental law, socio-legal studies, and political science share knowledge on issues related to business and human rights. The group examines and assesses the international law-making and political processes in this area (notably the further development of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights of 2011 and the draft for a legally binding instrument), human rights litigation against business actors, and the implementation of business obligations in domestic private and criminal law.


The Max Planck Group has given input to the UNGPsplus10 project “Business and Human Rights: Towards a Decade of Global Implementation”. The project has been launched by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, supported by a number of states and other stakeholders. In 2020, the project had initiated an open call called " 'Have your say", inviting comments on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and on the future of business and human rights more generally. The Max Planck Group input can be found here.


Richard Dören

Julia Emtseva

Jannika Jahn

Leo Krause-Wichmann


  • Angelo Jr Golia and Anneloes Hoff: Reducing is Caring The Dutch climate case against Shell. Völkerrechtsblog, 25. Juni 2021.
  • Mende, Janne: The Public, the Private, and the Business-Societal. A Threefold Approach to Business Responsibility for Human Rights. In: A Research Agenda for Human Rights, Michael Stohl, Alison Brysk (Hrsg.). Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham 2020, 155-172. Open Access
  • Mende, Janne: The Contestation and Construction of Global Governance Authorities: A Study from the Global Business and Human Rights Regime. In: Global Constitutionalism online first (2021). doi: 10.1017/S2045381721000113. Open Access
  • Mende, Janne: Norm Convergence and Collision in Regime Overlaps. Business and Human Rights in the UN and the EU. In: Globalizations online first (2021). doi: 10.1080/14747731.2021.1983342. Open Access
  • Mende, Janne: Business Enterprises and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR): A Hybrid Approach. In: The Global Politics of Human Rights. Bringing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) into the 21st Century. Berlin Forum on Global Politics. Berlin Forum on Global Politics, Berlin 2020, 112-116. Open Access
  • Mende, Janne: Which Business? Controversies about the Scope of Application of a Future Treaty on Business and Human Rights. Völkerrechtsblog, 2018. Open Access
  • Mende, Janne: A New Responsibility in the Making: Business Companies and Human Rights. WZB Orders Beyond Borders, 2018. Open Access