The report analyses the challenges and opportunities incurred when focusing on human resources management through the lens of human rights and Islamic best practice.
Current mechanisms for promoting and protecting human rights, while codifying internationally accepted norms and standards, continue to be limited in their ability to affect the everyday lives of citizens throughout the world. Enduring structural improvements in human rights implementation requires the commitment of all state and non-state actors, including international corporations and employers. Following the 2011 UN Human Rights Council’s endorsement of the “Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights”, the link between human rights and human resource management has gained significant momentum; an interest which warrants the detailed study of the ways in which Islamic management can be used to promote and protect human rights in the Arab world.
This report firstly outlines the relationship between human rights and human resources management, then discusses the cultural adjustments required to implement such a link, and finally offers conclusions and recommendations for human rights oriented human resource management in the Arab world.
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