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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 (2-page background on 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 26/22, 32/10, 38/13 & 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 activities will 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 is an inclusive, collaborative project, and the ARP IV team is constantly looking for new ideas and partnerships for better promoting ARP findings. Please contact [email protected] 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 [email protected].

Event Date Place Additional information
GRAM Partnership webinar on OECD Guidelines and access to remedy 10 October 2023 Virtual  
Conference on Operationalizing Laour Rights 5-6 October 2023 Sri Lanka
Session at ISEAL Members’ Week on human rights due diligence, accountability, and remedy 20 September 2023 The Netherlands  
Session on access to remedy and the tech sector 13 September 2023 Virtual  
Webinar for ISEAL Members on strengthening collaboration for remedy 5 July 2023 Virtual  
IKI Symposium on 30 years of accountability mechanisms 20-21 June 2023 Germany
Webinar on remedy under the CS3D 8 June 2023 Virtual  
Workshop on NHRIs and the CS3D 6-7 June 2023 Belgium
AfDB IRM event on African perspectives on remedy in development finance 5 June 2023 Virtual
Workshop for ISEAL Members on delivering substantive remedy 26 April 2023 Virtual  
OECD Forum 2023 Side Session on inclusive grievance mechanisms 13 February 2023 Virtual
Training on operational-level grievance mechanisms and the effectiveness criteria 7 December 2022 Virtual  
Forum session on the importance of rights holder perspectives in the design of remedial mechanisms 29 November 2022 Switzerland
2022 Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights 28-30 November 2022 Switzerland
Workshop with judiciary in Argentina 17 November 2022 Argentina  
Workshop for ISEAL Members on scheme-level grievance mechanisms 16 November 2022 Virtual  
Workshop with judiciary in Ecuador 15 November 2022 Virtual  
Workshop with judiciary in Brazil 21 October 2022 Virtual  
Workshop session on the role of regional human rights mechanisms in accountability and remedy 19 October 2022 Switzerland
2022 Africa Business and Human Rights Forum 12-13 October 2022 Ghana
Workshop with judiciary and public defenders in Panama 7 October 2022 Virtual  
Workshop with judiciary and prosecutors in Chile 22 September 2022 Chile  
Workshop for ISEAL Members on the remedy ecosystem 14 September 2022 Virtual  
Workshop with prosecutors in Peru 8 September 2022 Peru
Workshop with judiciary in Peru 7 September 2022 Peru
Workshop with judiciary in Costa Rica 30 August 2022 Costa Rica
Workshop with judiciary in Mexico 18 August 2022 Mexico  
2022 Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean 13-15 July 2022 Colombia
Workshop with judiciary in Latin America 13 July 2022 Colombia
Workshop for ISEAL Members on the effectiveness criteria 28 June 2022 Virtual  
Presentation to UN Global Compact Local Networks 8 June 2022 Virtual  
Presentation at American Bar Association Workshop on Community-Designed Grievance Mechanisms 12 May 2022 Virtual
ARP presentation at forum on Mongolian NAP 6 May 2022 Virtual  
Presentation on access to remedy and the use of OECD National Contact Points  23 March 2022 Virtual  
ARP Consultation exploring the links between human rights due diligence, accountability, and access to remedy 3-4 March 2022 Virtual
Presentation at KAS event on Latin American experiences on business and human rights remedy 3 March 2022 Virtual
Report launch on Remedy in Development Finance: Guidance and Practice 23 February 2022 Virtual
Presentation at OECD Forum 2022 Side Session on collaborative approaches to remedy 21 February 2022 Virtual
Panel presentation on Latin American experiences on human rights, business and access to remedy 17 February 2022 Virtual
Presentation during training series for Ecuadorian NAP 9 February 2022 Virtual  
Presentation at Expert Group Meeting on indigenous peoples 8 December 2021 Virtual
Presentation on mHRDD at the 2021 Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights 30 November 2021 Virtual
Session at ISEAL Members’ Week 17 November 2021 Virtual  
Session on civic space at the 2021 Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights in Eastern Europe and Central Asia 12 November 2021 Virtual
Presentation at Conference on non-judicial grievance mechanisms in global supply chains 10 November 2021 Virtual  
Session on access to remedy regarding businesses in Honduras 21 October 2021 Virtual  
Webinar for the Grievance Redress and Accountability Mechanism (GRAM) Partnership 8 October 2021 Virtual
Capacity building session at the 2021 Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean 6 October 2021 Virtual
Session on company-based grievance mechanisms at the 2021 Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean 5 October 2021 Virtual
State consultation on the enforcement of mandatory human rights due diligence 29 September 2021 Virtual  
Multi-stakeholder consultation on access to remedy in the tech sector 23-24 September 2021 Switzerland + Virtual
Expert meeting on the enforcement of mandatory human rights due diligence 20 September 2021 Virtual  
Trainings of public defenders in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay August – September 2021 Virtual
Presentation at ILO regional seminar on responsible business conduct 2 July 2021 Virtual
Internal OHCHR training 1 July 2021 Virtual  
Presentation on RBCLAC panel regarding businesses in Panama 29 June 2021 Virtual
Presentation at the 26th meeting of constitutional courts, tribunals and chambers of Latin America 25 June 2021 Virtual
Presentation at forum on Peruvian NAP 25 June 2021 Virtual  
Session at 2021 Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct 15 June 2021 Virtual
Training session on access to remedy for Guatemalan companies 15 June 2021 Virtual  
Presentation at American Bar Association Event on Remedying Business’ Human Rights Harms 10 June 2021 Virtual  
Session at 2021 RightsCon 7 June 2021 Virtual
Seminars for CSOs on seeking remedy through IFIs and NCPs 12 May 2021 Virtual
Presentation to the International Chamber of Commerce Working Group on Business and Human Rights 5 May 2021 Virtual  
ARP Presentation to roundtable on Peruvian NAP 23 April 2021 Virtual  
Presentation at the Grievance Redress and Accountability Mechanism (GRAM) Partnership Launch Event 1 December 2020 Virtual
Presentation at the 2020 Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights in Eastern Europe and Central Asia 24 November 2020 Virtual
Session at the 2020 Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights 17 November 2020 Virtual
Expert meeting on access to remedy in the tech sector 5 October 2020 Virtual
Session at the 2020 Annual Meeting of ICAR 28 September 2020 Virtual
ARP III Presentation at the 2020 Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean 11 September 2020 Virtual
Presentation at Regional Judicial Dialogue on Business and Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean 7 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  

Calls for input

Phases of the Accountability and Remedy Project

For background on the greater Accountability and Remedy Project, consult the ARP information note. 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

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