The MacBride Principles are still with us – but public corporations may not be so closely watching. They should be.
The fair employment guidelines for Northern Ireland (the 6 counties of Ireland that are part of the United Kingdom, created in 1921 as the separate independent Republic Of Ireland was established) were a hot topic for U.S. companies back in the 1980s and 1990s, as the “Troubles” in that region were intense for local residents.
As the protests in the US and around the world increased about discrimination in the workplaces within the North’s boundaries, US companies began to sign on to the Principles
Peace was finally achieved in the region, and corporate attention may have waned or not been a deemed to be a priority over time. The human rights campaign, however, is far from over.
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