Reports and other documents of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

Working Group reports to the Human Rights Council


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HRC47th A/HRC/47/39Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights at 10: taking stock of the first decade – Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
HRC47th A/HRC/47/39/Add.1Taking stock of investor implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights – Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
HRC47th A/HRC/47/39/Add.2The Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: guidance on ensuring respect for human rights defenders – Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
HRC47th A/HRC/47/39/Add.3Role of national human rights institutions in facilitating access to remedy for business-related human rights abuses – Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
HRC47th A/HRC/47/39/Add.4 (Español only)Fifth Regional Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean on Business and Human Rights – Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
HRC44th A/HRC/44/43Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on connecting the business and human rights and the anti-corruption agendas
HRC44th A/HRC/44/43/Add.4Fourth regional consultation on business and human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
HRC41st A/HRC/41/43Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on Gender dimensions of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
HRC41st A/HRC/41/43/Add.1Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on its mission to Thailand
HRC41st A/HRC/41/43/Add.2Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on its mission to Kenya
HRC41st A/HRC/41/43/Add.3Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on its visit to Thailand
Comments by the State
HRC38th

A/HRC/38/48

Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on "economic diplomacy" as a tool for States to promote corporate respect for human rights
Executive Summary of the report: "economic diplomacy" as a tool for States to promote corporate respect for human right
English | Français
HRC38th A/HRC/38/48/Add.1Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on its mission to Canada
HRC38th A/HRC/38/48/Add.2Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on its mission to Peru
HRC38th A/HRC/38/48/Add.3Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on the third regional consultation for Latin America and the Caribbean on public policy for the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the Framework of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development"
HRC35th A/HRC/35/32Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises in the implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
HRC35th A/HRC/35/32/Add.1Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on its mission to the Republic of Korea
HRC35th A/HRC/35/32/Add.2Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on its mission to Mexico
HRC35th A/HRC/35/33Study of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on best practices and how to improve on the effectiveness of cross-border cooperation between States with respect to law enforcement on the issue of business and human rights
HRC32nd A/HRC/32/45 Report of the Working Group on "Leading by example - The State, State-owned enterprises, and Human Rights"

Executive Summary of the report: "Leading by example - The State, State-owned enterprises, and Human Rights"
English
HRC32nd A/HRC/32/45/Add.1Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on its mission to Brazil
HRC32nd A/HRC/32/45/Add.2Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on the Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights
HRC32nd A/HRC/32/45/Add.3Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on multi-stakeholder engagement across "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Reflections from discussions at the 2015 annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights
HRC32nd A/HRC/32/45/Add.4
(Spanish only)
Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on the "Regional consultation for Latin America and the Caribbean on public policy for the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the Framework of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development"
HRC32nd A/HRC/32/46Summary of discussions of the Forum on Business and Human Rights - Note by the Secretariat
HRC29th A/HRC/29/28Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises: "improving policy coherence for inclusive and sustainable development"
HRC29th A/HRC/29/28/Add.1Addendum - Visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan
HRC29th A/HRC/29/28/Add.2Addendum - Report on the First African Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights
HRC29th A/HRC/29/28/Add.3Addendum - Identifying emerging approaches and lessons learned in corporate respect for human rights: reflections from discussions held at the 2014 Forum on Business and Human Rights
HRC29th A/HRC/29/28/Add.4Addendum - Comments by the Republic of Azerbaijan on the report of the Working Group (visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan)
HRC26th A/HRC/26/25

Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises: "Review of the strategic objectives, activities and outcomes of the first three years"

HRC26th

A/HRC/26/25/Add.1

Addendum - Uptake of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: practices and results from a survey of corporations
HRC26th A/HRC/26/25/Add.2Addendum - Report of the Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean
HRC26th A/HRC/26/25/Add.3Addendum - International Expert Workshop (Toronto): "Business Impacts and Non-judicial Access to Remedy: Emerging Global Experience
HRC26th A/HRC/26/25/Add.4Addendum - Visit to the United States of America
HRC26th A/HRC/26/25/Add.5Addendum - Visit to Ghana
HRC23rd A/HRC/23/32Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
HRC23rd A/HRC/23/32/Add.1Addendum - Visit to Mongolia
HRC23rd A/HRC/23/32/Add.2Addendum - Uptake of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: practices and results from pilot surveys of Governments and corporations
HRC20th A/HRC/20/29Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises 

Working Group reports to the General Assembly


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GA
75th A/75/212Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises:  Business, human rights and conflict-affected regions: towards heightened action
Executive summary of the report: Business, human rights and conflict-affected regions: towards heightened action
English
GA
74th A/74/198Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises:  Policy coherence in government action to protect against business-related human rights abuses
Executive summary of the report: Policy coherence in government action to protect against business-related human rights abuses
English | Français
GA
73rd A/73/163Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises:  "Corporate human rights due diligence emerging practices, challenges and ways forward"
Executive Summary of the report "Corporate human rights due diligence emerging practices, challenges and ways forward"
GA72nd A/72/162Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises:  "Access to effective remedies under the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework"
GA71st A/71/291Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises: "Addressing the human rights impacts of agro-industrial operations on indigenous and local communities: State duties and responsibilities of business enterprises"
GA 70th  A/70/216

 

Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises: "Measuring the implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights"
Executive Summary of the report "Measuring the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights"
English
GA69th A/69/263Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises: "National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights"
GA68th A/68/279 Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises: "Business-related impacts on the rights of indigenous peoples"
GA67th A/67/285Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises: "Developments in the embedding of the Guiding Principles into global governance frameworks"

Working Group country visit reports


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HRC44th A/HRC/44/43/Add.1Addendum - Visit to Georgia
HRC44th A/HRC/44/43/Add.2Addendum - Visit to Honduras
HRC41st A/HRC/41/43/Add.1Addendum - Visit to Thailand
HRC41st A/HRC/41/43/Add.2Addendum - Visit to Kenya
HRC38th A/HRC/38/48/Add.1Addendum Visit to Canada
HRC38th A/HRC/38/48/Add.2Addendum Visit to Peru
HRC35th A/HRC/35/32/Add.1Addendum - Visit to the Republic of Korea
HRC35th A/HRC/35/32/Add.2Addendum - Visit to Mexico
HRC32nd A/HRC/32/45/Add.1Addendum - Visit to Brazil
HRC29th A/HRC/29/28/Add.1Addendum - Visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan
HRC26th A/HRC/26/25/Add.4Addendum - Visit to the United States of America
HRC26th A/HRC/26/25/Add.5Addendum - Visit to Ghana
HRC23rd A/HRC/23/32/Add.1Addendum - Visit to Mongolia

Reports from the Working Group's sessions


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WG18th A/HRC/WG.12/18/1Outcome of the eighteenth session of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
WG17th A/HRC/WG.12/17/1Outcome of the seventeenth session of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
WG16th A/HRC/WG.12/16/1Outcome of the sixteenth session of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
WG15th A/HRC/WG.12/15/1Outcome of the fifteenth session of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
WG14th A/HRC/WG.12/14/1Outcome of the fourteenth session of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
WG13th A/HRC/WG.12/13/1Outcome of the thirteenth session of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
WG12th A/HRC/WG.12/12/1Outcome of the twelfth session of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
WG11th A/HRC/WG.12/11/1Outcome of the eleventh session of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
WG10th A/HRC/WG.12/10/1Outcome of the tenth session of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
WG9th A/HRC/WG.12/9/1Outcome of the ninth session of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
WG8th A/HRC/WG.12/8/1Outcome of the eighth session of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
WG
7th A/HRC/WG.12/7/1Outcome of the seventh session of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
WG6th A/HRC/WG.12/6/1Outcome of the sixth session of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
WG5th A/HRC/WG.12/5/1Outcome of the fifth session of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
WG4th A/HRC/WG.12/4/1Outcome of the fourth session of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
WG3rd A/HRC/WG.12/3/1Outcome of the third session of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, including revised methods of work
WG2nd A/HRC/WG.12/2/1Outcome of the second session of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights


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HRC44th A/HRC/44/56Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on the 2019 Forum on Business and Human Rights
HRC41st A/HRC/41/49Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on the 2018 Forum on Business and Human Rights
HRC38th A/HRC/38/49 Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on the 2017 Forum on Business and Human Rights
FBHR5th A/HRC/FBHR/2016/22016 Forum: Summary of discussions
HRC35th A/HRC/35/34Note by the secretariat
FBHR4th A/HRC/FBHR/2015/22015 Forum report: Summary of discussions
HRC31st A/HRC/32/46Note by the secretariat
FBHR3rd A/HRC/FBHR/2014/32014 Forum report: Summary of discussions
HRC29th A/HRC/29/29Note by the Secretariat
FBHR2nd A/HRC/FBHR/2013/42013 Forum report: Summary of discussions
HRC26th A/HRC/26/26Note by the Secretariat
FBHR1st A/HRC/FBHR/2012/42012 Forum report: Summary of discussions
HRC23rd A/HRC/23/33 Note by the secretariat

Reports of the Secretary-General and the High Commissioner


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HRC26th A/HRC/26/20Report of the Secretary-General on the challenges, strategies and developments with regard to the implementation of the resolution 21/5 by the United Nations system, including programmes, funds and agencies
HRC26th A/HRC/26/20/Add.1Report of the Secretary-General on the challenges, strategies and developments with regard to the implementation of the resolution 21/5 by the United Nations system, including programmes, funds and agencies - Addendum 1 - Study on the feasibility of a global fund to enhance the capacity of stakeholders to implement the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
HRC21st A/HRC/21/21Report of the SG on the contribution of the United Nations system as a whole to the advancement of the business and human rights agenda and the dissemination and implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
HRC21st A/HRC/21/21/Corr.1Corrigendum
HRC14th A/HRC/14/29Report of the HC on her Offices consultation on operationalizing the framework for business and human rights
HRC14th A/HRC/14/29/Add.1Addendum - Summary of proceedings of side events to the consultation of the OHCHR on operationalizing the framework for business and human rights
GA63rd A/63/270Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of his Special Representative on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
HRC4th A/HRC/4/99Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the outcome of the second annual sectoral consultation of senior company executives and experts
CHR62nd E/CN.4/2006/92 Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the sectoral consultation entitled "Human rights and the extractive industry", 10-11 November 2005
CHR61st E/CN.4/2005/91 Report of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights on the responsibilities of transnational corporations and related business enterprises with regard to human rights

Reports of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises


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HRC17th A/HRC/17/32Report of the SRSG on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises - Business and human rights in conflict-affected regions: challenges and options towards state responses
HRC17th A/HRC/17/31Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary- General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
HRC17th A/HRC/17/31/Add.1Addendum - Piloting principles for effective company-stakeholder grievance mechanisms: A report of lessons learned
HRC17th A/HRC/17/31/Add.2Addendum - Human Rights and Corporate Law: Trends and Observations from a Cross-National Study conducted by the Special Representative
HRC 17th A/HRC/17/31/Add.3Addendum - Principles for Responsible Contracts: Integrating the management of human rights risks into State-investor contract negotiations - Guidance for negotiatiors

GA

65th

A/65/310

Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

HRC14th A/HRC/14/27Report of the SRSG on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

GA

64th

A/64/216

Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

HRC

11th

A/HRC/11/13

Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, John Ruggie
HRC11th A/HRC/11/13/Add.1State obligations to provide access to remedy for human rights abuses by third parties, including business
HRC8th A/HRC/8/16Clarifying the Concepts of "Sphere of influence" and "Complicity"
HRC8th A/HRC/8/5Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, John Ruggie
HRC8th A/HRC/8/5/Add.1Summary of five multi-stakeholder consultations
HRC8th A/HRC/8/5/Add.2Corporations and human rights: a survey of the scope and patterns of alleged corporate-related human rights abuse
HRC4th A/HRC/4/35Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
HRC4th A/HRC/4/35/Add.1State responsibilitites to regulate and adjudicate corporate activities undere the United nations core human rights treaties: an overview of treaty body commentaries
HRC4th A/HRC/4/35/Add.2Corporate responsibility under international law and issues in extraterritorial regulation: summary of legal workshops
HRC4th A/HRC/4/35/Add.3Human rights policies and management practices: results from questionnaire surveys of Governments and the Fortune Global 500 firms
HRC4th A/HRC/4/35/Add.4 Business recognition of human rights: Global patterns, regional and sectoral variations
HRC4th A/HRC/4/74Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises: Human rights impact assessments - resolving key methodological questions
CHR62nd E/CN.4/2006/97Interim report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises