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Businesses’ human rights responsibilities

Author: Corinne Lewis, partner Lex Justi, in Forced Migration Review, Published on: 1 December 2012

There is no international human rights law standard that expressly prohibits businesses’ arbitrary displacement of persons. Businesses do, however, have the responsibility to avoid infringements of human rights that could lead to displacement and also to take actions to remedy their human rights violations that might lead to displacement...Steps businesses should take...In conducting human rights assessments, companies need to pay particular attention to land ownership and use issues...

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