Report on connecting the business and human rights and the anticorruption agendas

17 June 2020
Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
To the HRC at its 44th session, June-July 2020


In its report, the Working Group examines how the business and human rights agenda, articulated in the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and anti-corruption efforts, are interconnected. It examines the good practices that States, businesses and civil society can undertake to address corruption when it has negative impacts on human rights in the context of business-related activity, with a view to preventing such negative impacts and to ensuring access to remedy. It also demonstrates how measures driving responsible business practices in relation to business and human rights and anti-corruption efforts, can reinforce each other to ensure coherent policy.

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Inputs received

Inputs to a questionnaire, listed below, helped inform this report.
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Business and Business Associations

Civil society and academia

International and regional organisations


UN entities

  • UN Global Compact (1-2-3)
  • UNDP (1-2)

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