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Intl. Coordinating Committee of NHRIs' submission to UN Working Group consultation on Natl. Action Plans on business & human rights

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20 February 2014

[DOC] Comments from the Working Group on Business and Human Rights of the International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (ICC)

Author: Working Group on Business and Human Rights of the Intl. Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

the ICC Working Group on Business and Human Rights today would commend to the UN Working Group, governments and other stakeholders, the following five principles regarding NAPs and urge their integration to your own recommendations and work in this area. 1...NAPs should be developed by all states, as a vital tool to promote effective implementation of the UNGPs – and to increase the accountability of governments to rights-holders, both inside and outside their territory...2...NAPs should in principle address the full scope of the UN Guiding Principles, across all three pillars...3...[A] robust baseline assessment or gap analysis needs to be undertaken as the first step of any NAP development process...NAPs process should be Participatory, Accountable, Non-discriminatory, Empowering and Legal, with reference to rights-holders...it is essential that their voices are heard, and their experiences captured and responded to, in a NAPs process...NAPs should include achievable and time-bound targets, milestones for delivery, and performance indicators, to permit periodic review on their achievement...and updating and revision, in line with performance and evolving challenges to human rights and responses.

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1 February 2014

[DOC] NHRI actions in the field of business and human rights: Update on steps to implement the 2010 Edinburgh Declaration

Author: Claire Methven O’Brien, Cathrine Poulsen Hansen, Sofia Manukyan, Deniz Utlu

This briefing has been developed to provide an indication of measures taken by NHRIs since 2010 towards fulfilling their Paris Principles mandate on business and human rights. The briefing describes in turn actions taken by NHRIs from each of the ICC’s four geographical regions: Africa, the Asia-Pacific, the Americas and Europe. First, actions of individual NHRIs are described and then NHRIs’ collective actions at regional level. Finally, a summary is provided of the actions of NHRIs at global level via the ICC Working Group on Business and Human Rights.

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