The PLWF is saddened by the news of Professor John Ruggie’s passing away. Mr Ruggie was the founder of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights on which our methodology is so heavily built. The ‘Ruggie Principles’ are the foundation of our platform.
We want to express our deepest respect and gratitude for the man who has so profoundly affected our work and that of many others all over the world. John Ruggie has been a true inspiration for the business and human rights community and will continue to be so for the years and decades to come. We want to express our condolences to his friends, family and loved ones.