Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise calls for input on draft Operating Procedures (deadline: 25 April)

The Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) is holding public consultations on the CORE’s draft Operating Procedures, including its compliance and dispute resolution framework. The Operating Procedures are below, as well a letter providing details on the consultation process.

The deadline to share input is Saturday, April 25, 2020. For more information on CORE and any updates to the consultation process, visit: core-ombuds.canada.ca

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24 March 2020

Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise consultation letter

Author: Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE)

I am reaching out to invite you to participate in our consultations on the draft Operating Procedures of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE). The CORE represents the public interest in promoting and protecting human rights related to the operations of Canadian companies abroad in the garment, mining, and oil and gas sectors... CORE is undertaking a public consultation on our draft Operating Procedures... Comments may be provided to CORE by email by Saturday, April 25, 2020 at: CORE/[email protected] or by post to: 200 Promenade du Portage Room // Salle B 7007 Gatineau, QC K1A 0G4

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24 March 2020

Draft Operating Procedures of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE)

Author: Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE)

These Operating Procedures of the CORE (“Operating Procedures”) and accompanying guidance notes provide information about the CORE’s complaint, review, and dispute resolution processes... The CORE is committed to accessible, timely, fair, impartial and transparent complaint, review and dispute resolution processes

... Consistent with their role as an ombud, the CORE will strive to fulfill their dispute resolution mandate in a manner that:

  • Attempts to address any imbalance of power that may exist between the participants in a dispute resolution process;
  • Ensures that dispute resolution processes are accessible to all who want to participate;
  • Assists participants to resolve disputes using a problem-solving approach, having regard for the need for access to effective remedies for human rights abuses recognized by the UN Guiding Principles.

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