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Comments on the Final Draft National Action Plan (NAP) on Business and Human Rights (BHR) in Thailand

15 March 2019

...Manushya Foundation and the Thai BHR Network, a coalition of grassroots organisations, human rights defenders (HRDs), academics and experts, submitted their Joint Comments to the Final Draft National Action Plan (NAP) on Business and Human Rights (BHR) calling on the Royal Thai Government (RTG) to ensure the effective regulation of corporate activity through a strong National Action Plan (NAP) on Business and Human Rights (BHR), that is inclusive of communities voices’ affected by the adverse impacts of business conducts and operations with a reflection of all their challenges and recommendations.

The Joint Comments suggest changes in the wording of the draft NAP on BHR and propose additional challenges and actions to the publicly available draft of the NAP on BHR open for public comments....

...Manushya Foundation and the Thai BHR Network...still remain disappointed with certain aspects on the content and process for finalisation of the NAP on BHR....

Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) on the ground, the NAP on BHR must result in the production and promotion of a strategy to protect against adverse human rights impacts by business enterprises and to ensure they respect human rights wherever they operate, whether in the country or abroad. [...]

[A PDF file of the Summary of Joint Comment is available below]

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