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Human Rights Responsibilities in Oil and Gas Operations: Applying the UN Guiding Principles

[T]he Institute, through the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, and the law firm Clifford Chance were awarded a grant by the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) to conduct a joint research project on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the oil and gas sector...The first phase involved clarifying the scope of the Guiding Principles...and their relevance to oil and gas companies. The second phase involved surveying and interviewing oil and gas company executives about their existing approaches to managing their human rights impacts...the paper developed recommendations about further steps that oil and gas companies should take in order to be best placed to discharge their responsibility to respect human rights consistently with the Guiding Principles...conference on the subject of implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

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