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Goldblatt, Beth and Rai, Shirin M. (2020) 'Remedying depletion through social reproduction – a critical engagement with the UN’s Business and Human Rights framework.' European Journal of Politics and Gender, 3 (2). pp. 185-202.

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The growing recognition of unpaid work in international law and the Sustainable Development Goals acknowledges that gendered labour supports the global economy. This work can have harmful impacts, leading to ‘depletion through social reproduction’ (). When corporate harms impact on workers and communities, family members are often required to provide caring labour for those directly affected. However, the consequential harms of depletion are generally invisible within the law and uncompensated. In assessing the United Nations’ business and human rights framework, we argue that the international legal regime must take account of social reproductive work and its consequent harms.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
ISSN: 25151088
Copyright Statement: This is the version of the article accepted for publication in European Journal of Politics and Gender. Themed Section: Vol. 3, no.2, published by Bristol University Press (2020). Re-use is subject to the publisher’s terms and conditions. This is a post-acceptance version and should not be cited
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Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2023 17:29

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