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12 May 2016

Improving accountability and access to remedy for victims of business-related human rights abuse - Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Author: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

The present report sets out guidance to improve accountability and access to remedy for victims of business-related human rights abuses, following the Accountability and Remedy Project of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and in response to the request by the Human Rights Council in its resolution 26/22. 

The report comprises two parts. The first part provides an introduction to the guidance, including an explanation of its scope, potential usage and important cross-cutting contextual issues. This is followed, in the annex, by the guidance itself, which takes the form of “policy objectives” for domestic legal responses, supported by a series of elements intended to demonstrate the different ways in which States can work towards meeting those objectives in practice. The report is complemented by an addendum (A/HRC/32/19/Add.1), prepared as a companion to the guidance, providing additional explanation and context drawn from the two-year research process of OHCHR.

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12 May 2016

Improving accountability and access to remedy for victims of business-related human rights abuse: explanatory notes for guidance - Note by the Secretariat

Author: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

The present document accompanies the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Human Rights Council.  

It has been prepared as a companion to the guidance presented in the annex to the report, on improving accountability and access to remedy for victims of business-related human rights abuse. It provides additional explanations and context to enhance understanding and to aid implementation of the guidance.

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