The role of National Human Rights Institutions in promoting and protecting human rights in relation to the private sector in the face of negative effects in the context of the pandemic
VI Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean
4 October 15:00 – 17:00 (CEST) / Online
In the context of the VI Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean, this session organised jointly by the Network of National Human Rights Institutions of the Americas (RINDHCA), the Ibero-American Federation of Ombudsmen (FIO), the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), proposes a preparatory peer dialogue session to initiate discussion on promising practices and lessons learned to inform the ongoing reflection process on the next decade of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
This session will also address the implementation of the Guiding Principles in law and other formats at local, national and regional levels by NHRIs, through presentations of promising practices and lessons learned, as well as a plenary discussion by participants. The session will also feature a presentation of the Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on the role of national human rights institutions in facilitating access to remedy for business-related human rights abuses, presented in June this year, which highlights some of the ways in which NHRIs contribute to and facilitate access to remedy.
- What barriers to the work of NHRIs have been accentuated or created by the pandemic?
- How can NHRIs work with states and the private sector to ensure responsible business conduct?ù
- What steps can be taken to ensure access to redress for abuses related to corporate activities?
Relevant reading/ background
Report of the Working Group on Business and Human Rights, The role of national human rights institutions in facilitating access to remedy for business-related human rights abuses, A/HRC/47/39/Add.3, 22 June 2021. Available at the following link: https://undocs.org/A/HRC/47/39/Add.3
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