Improving accountability and access to remedy for victims of business-related human rights abuse: explanatory notes for guidance

Published
12 May 2016
Author
Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
Presented
At the General Assembly’s 32nd session


Summary

The present document accompanies the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Human Rights Council.

It has been prepared as a companion to the guidance presented in the annex to the report, on improving accountability and access to remedy for victims of business-related human rights abuse. It provides additional explanations and context to enhance understanding and to aid implementation of the guidance.

Background

The 2016 State survey focuses on National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights. Apart from soliciting comments from States on the Working Group’s Guidance on National Action Plans, the survey seeks to gauge whether, and how, the development and implementation of National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights have served to better prevent, mitigate and protect against business-related human rights abuse. The results of the survey informed the revision of the Working Group’s Guidance on National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights and fed into discussions at the Fifth Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights, held from 14 to 16 November 2016, as well as other global and regional consultations planned for 2017.

Questionnaire sent to States

Inputs Received


Working Group on business and human rights
Recent thematic reports
Issues in focus
Contact information

Working Group on Business and Human Rights
Palais des Nations, 8-14, Avenue de la Paix. 1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 917 9159
E-mail: wg-business@ohchr.org

Others Involved