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OHCHR Training Modules on the Principles for Responsible Contracts: Integrating the management of human rights risks into State-investor contract negotiations - Guidance for negotiators

The United Nations Principles for Responsible Contracts were the product of four years (2007–2011) of research and multi-stakeholder consultations under the mandate of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises. They were developed with a view to enabling those parties negotiating State–investor contracts to integrate the management of human rights risks into contract negotiations more effectively, so as to ensure that projects bring benefits to people.

These Principles were submitted to the Human Rights Council as an addendum to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and they should be read in conjunction with those Guiding Principles and implemented with due regard to the obligations of States set out in international human rights law.

In 2013, OHCHR developed a self-study to help train those interested in learning about and applying the Principles for Responsible Contracts, along with a trailer promoting the self-study. This study is available in the following formats: