Colombia: NGOs Roundtable submits contribution to document on conflict and post conflict of UN Working Group on business & human rights

Author: Natl. NGOs Roundtable on Business and Human Rights Colombia, Published on: 13 April 2020

“Contribution of the Colombian National NGOs Roundtable on business and human rights to the document on Conflict and Post-Conflict of the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights” - 10 April 2020

With regard to the Working Group’s (WG) interest in “identifying and clarifying the policies and practices of States and companies, including public and private investors, throughout the ‘conflict cycle’ and the three pillars of ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy’ of the Guiding Principles (UNGPs)”, the National NGOs Roundtable on Business and Human Rights submits this contribution - based on the analysis of the Colombian case - with the hope that it will help to “better understand the practical steps that all actors should take to prevent and address business-related human rights abuses”… Two central questions are addressed: the first one refers to mandatory and enhanced due diligence. This section seeks to suggest some concrete measures that companies should adopt in conflict situations and to establish how the process differs to identify, prevent, mitigate and implement accountability for the real and potential effects in conflict and post-conflict situations. The second section refers to the relationship between the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and transitional justice, where it is established what the role of companies in transitional justice should be and their relationship with the UNGPs...

The National NGO Roundtable on Business and Human Rights is a space of confluence of platforms and diverse environmental, social, development and human rights NGOs in Colombia, for dialogue, dissertation, mutual learning and the search for common purposes, around the business conduct in the country

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