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Author: Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, Published on: 19 October 2016

"Human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises," 4 Aug 2016

In the present report, the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises looks at the human rights impacts of agro-industrial operations, especially with respect to the production of palm oil and sugarcane, on indigenous peoples and local communities. It examines the duties and responsibilities, under the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, of host and home Governments and business enterprises, including financial institutions and traders, in preventing, mitigating and addressing these impacts. It also offers reflections on issues of particular importance, such as transparency, leverage, meaningful consultation, multi-stakeholder initiatives and access to remedy.

The Working Group makes recommendations to States, business enterprises, multi-stakeholder initiatives and industry associations, civil society and international organizations on transforming current practices in order to benefit communities affected by agro-industrial operations.

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