OHCHR Accountability and Remedy Project IV: Enhancing the accessibility, dissemination and implementation of ARP findings

Introduction

The OHCHR Accountability and Remedy Project (ARP) began in 2014 with the aim of delivering credible and workable recommendations for enhancing accountability and access to remedy in cases of business-related human rights abuse (background on each phase of ARP).

During the first six years of the project, three substantive phases were completed, with each phase resulting in recommendations for enhancing the effectiveness of one of the three categories of grievance mechanisms referred to in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs):

Each ARP phase was requested by the Human Rights Council, and each ARP report was presented to, and noted with appreciation by, the Council (see resolutions 26/2232/1038/13 & 44/15).

Following up on the six years of substantive, evidence-based work into how different grievance mechanisms can be made more effective, OHCHR began work on a fourth phase of the project in 2020 to enhance the accessibility, dissemination and implementation of ARP findings (ARP IV).

ARP IV planning is ongoing, and an overview of anticipated activities will be published when it becomes available. Activities will likely include:

  • Converting ARP materials into more user-friendly, non-expert formats that are available in multiple languages;
  • Creating interpretive and/or operational guides;
  • Developing ARP training materials for different types of stakeholders;
  • Partnering with civil society organizations, business organizations, bar associations, academic networks, and others to better implement ARP findings;
  • Promoting ARP work in relevant events and meetings; and
  • Integrating ARP findings into relevant standard-setting initiatives.

ARP IV will be an inclusive, collaborative project, and the ARP IV team is constantly looking for new ideas and partnerships for better promoting ARP findings. Please contact business-access2remedy@ohchr.org if you would like to share any ideas or information, become involved in the ARP IV work, or ask any question.

Documents

ARP Reports

Other Relevant Documents

Human Rights Council Mandates

Events, Meetings, Etc.

This section includes certain events and other types of meetings in which OHCHR took part, and which can be made public. OHCHR is actively seeking to participate in events related to accountability and access to remedy for business-related human rights abuse. If you would like to notify the ARP team of, or invite us to, relevant events, or propose organizing an event with us, please contact business-access2remedy@ohchr.org.

Event

Date

Place

Additional information

Presentation at the Grievance Redress and Accountability Mechanism (GRAM) Partnership Launch Event

December 2020

Virtual

Presentation at the 2020 Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

November 2020

Virtual

Session at the 2020 Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights

17 November 2020

Virtual

ARP III Presentation at the 2020 Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean

September 2020

Virtual

ARP III Report Launch Event

8 July 2020

Virtual

 

ARP III Webinar for the UN Global Compact Local Networks

2 July 2020

Virtual

 

Sessions at the 2020 Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct

17 June 2020

Virtual

ARP III Parallel Session at the 2020 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit

16 June 2020

Virtual

 


Phases of the Accountability and Remedy Project

For background on the greater Accountability and Remedy Project, consult the ARP background page. For information on specific phases:

ARP Phase

Major Outputs

ARP I: Enhancing the effectiveness of judicial mechanisms

ARP II: Enhancing the effectiveness of State-based non-judicial mechanisms

ARP III: Enhancing the effectiveness of non-State-based grievance mechanisms

ARP IV: Enhancing the accessibility, dissemination and implementation of ARP findings

  • Ongoing