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15 Jan 2018

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

Australia: UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights writes to Australian govt. expressing disappoinment about decision not to proceed with a National Action Plan

18 December 2017

I am writing to you on behalf of the United Nations Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises (Working Group) regarding the Australian Government’s decision not to proceed in developing a national action plan (NAP) on business and human rights at this time...

...we were disappointed by the Government’s decision not to proceed with a NAP at this time. As Australia is set to begin its term in the Human Rights Council in 2018, we had hoped to count Australia among the governments that are showing leadership in advancing implementation of the UNGPs
through concrete steps...