Report: Impact of Chinese overseas investment and business activities on economic, social, cultural and other rights of affected communities: Focus on Asia and Africa
Impact of Chinese overseas investment and business activities on economic, social, cultural and other rights of affected communities: Focus on Asia and Africa
Submission for the adoption of the List of Issues for the Review of the People’s Republic of China, at the 68th Pre-sessional Working Group of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
ISHR drafted this report against the backdrop of the 2014 Concluding Observations on the second periodic report of China, domestic policy developments in the PRC over the intervening years, and progress in the international legal framework for the protection of Covenant rights in the context of business activities. Its aim is to provide insight into the global scope of Chinese investment and business operations and their human rights impacts. By working with partners in third countries, ISHR also supports, and elevates the voices of, local groups working on the responsibility of Chinese companies overseas in their own contexts. [...]
The submission consists of background on the issue of business respect for human rights by Chinese companies; notable developments in international jurisprudence on the theme overall, and the work of other UN mechanisms with respect to the PRC specifically; and recommended questions organised by thematic cluster (and relevant Covenant articles). The submission content has been supported by short case briefs, provided by partners from across the Asian and African regions, which provided more detail on the specific challenges and overall context for the suggested questions.