DIHR: First to raise Guiding Principles with UN Human Rights Committee

Author: Danish Institute for Human Rights, Published on: 11 August 2011

The Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) has become the first to raise the new UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights with the UN Human Rights Committee...DIHR gave its recommendations to the UN Human Rights Committee on issues to be included to the List of Issues Prior to Report, a new format for periodic state reporting under the UN's International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)...DIHR recommended that the Danish Government should provide the Human Rights Committee with information on what measures it plans to take to ensure that corporations comply with human rights standards, as recently defined by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...Claire Methven O'Brien, Adviser, said:..."To support a clear and systematic consideration of Denmark's responsibilities under the UN Guiding Principles, insofar as relevant to the ICCPR...DIHR will be launching a project to develop an ICCPR reporting checklist on business and human rights issues..."

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