Call for input: OHCHR seeks inputs on exploring the links between human rights due diligence, accountability, and access to remedy (deadline: 1 March)
OHCHR’s Accountability and Remedy Project (ARP) aims to strengthen accountability and access to remedy in cases of business-related human rights abuse. Since its official launch in 2014, and in response to multiple Human Rights Council mandates, guidance has been produced on how to enhance the effectiveness of each category of grievance mechanism referred to in the third pillar of the UNGPs: judicial mechanisms, State-based non-judicial mechanisms, and non-State-based grievance mechanisms.
In resolution 44/15 (2020), the Human Rights Council welcomed the work of OHCHR on improving accountability and access to remedy for victims of business-related human rights abuse and requested OHCHR
- to continue its work in this area;
- to convene consultations to discuss challenges, good practices, and lessons learned in enhancing access to remedy for victims of business-related human rights abuse; and
- to report back to the Human Rights Council at its fiftieth session.
In the context of that resolution, OHCHR is organizing a two-day consultation on 3-4 March 2022 to explore the links between human rights due diligence, accountability, and access to remedy (concept note). Additionally, OHCHR is drafting a report to be presented to the Human Rights Council at its fiftieth session to provide an update on the Accountability and Remedy Project.
This call for input provides an opportunity to feed into the forthcoming consultation and report.
The short questionnaire (3 questions) is available in English, French, and Spanish. Answers can be submitted through:
Written inputs should be sent by 1 March 2022.