Project on the Role of NHRIs in facilitating access to remedy for business-related human rights abuses

Questionnaire for NHRIs and other stakeholders

The Working Group is seeking written input from NHRIs and all other relevant stakeholders, including States, academia, lawyers, civil society organizations, and business associations through a questionnaire. The questionnaire as well as the received responses are available here

The deadline to provide input has been extended until 30 August 2019.

Global Consultation with the NHRIs and Other Stakeholders

In line with the Human Rights Council’s request (A/HRC/RES/38/13), the Working Group is organizing a two-day global consultation on the role of national human rights institutions in facilitating access to remedy for business-related human rights abuses in Geneva on 10-11 October 2019 in room XXI, Palais des Nations. The consultation is open to the participation of all interested stakeholders.

PARTICIPANTS SHOULD REGISTER AT: https://reg.unog.ch/event/19466/

You can follow the global consultation through the webex links below ❨200 connections maximum❩:

Thu, 10 OCT, 10h00-13h00:
https://rtce-unog.webex.com/rtce-unog/j.php?MTID=m5b693b74a62730a61ddb017ff09117a4
Meeting number: 844 416 107
Password: pJBZVjVa

Thu, 10 OCT, 15h00-18h00:
https://rtce-unog.webex.com/rtce-unog/j.php?MTID=mf5f2028b2424daf167071409df6c3ef6
Meeting number: 846 927 049
Password: rrbnGNTf

Fri, 11 OCT, 10h00-13h00:
https://rtce-unog.webex.com/rtce-unog/j.php?MTID=mf6f760095af2d070af49edb040cd1071
Meeting number: 841 494 429 
Password: kJY6mnnA

Fri, 11 OCT, 15h00-18h00:
https://rtce-unog.webex.com/rtce-unog/j.php?MTID=me771996b87b885e0610c9bb81227bf21
Meeting number: 843 751 350 
Password: jCfJXprE

To participate remotely via listen-in number: dial +41-22-9170901 and follow the voice prompt, indicate room number "21" and select relevant language. 

The multi-stakeholders consultation will be recorded and will be accessible one hour after the meeting ends: http://conf.unog.ch/digitalrecordings/

Please find below the link to the audio recording of the session:
https://conf.unog.ch/digitalrecordings/#

Other Consultations with NHRIs:

Participations in regional meetings and conferences  

To know more about the work of NHRIs in facilitating access to remedy for business-related human rights abuses, the Working Group is participating in various regional meetings and conferences such as the following:

Session with NHRIs during the UN Forum

At the 2018 UN Forum, the Working Group organized an interactive dialogue on the "Role of NHRIs in facilitating access to remedy for business-related human rights impacts".

Some of the statements made by NHRIs at this session can be accessed below.  

At the 2019 UN Forum, the Working Group will invite 3-4 NHRIs to share case studies showcasing their diverse roles in facilitating access to effective remedy for business-related human rights abuses.