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Uganda adopts a National Action Plan on Business & Human Rights

"The National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights"

...The five year Action Plan prioritizes eight areas of focus which include; Land and Natural Resources; Environment; Labour rights; Revenue transparency, tax exemptions and corruption; Social service delivery by private actors; Consumer protection; Access to remedy; and Women, vulnerable and marginalized groups. The strategies advanced include; Strengthen coordination between the different government agencies working on business and human rights; Resource mobilization to promote efficiency in monitoring and addressing business and human rights related abuses and violations; Capacity building for state and non-state actors on business and To strengthen institutional capacity, operations and coordination efforts of state and non-state actors for the protection and promotion of human rights in businesses; To promote human rights compliance and accountability by business actors; To promote social inclusion and rights of the vulnerable and marginalized individuals and groups in business operations; To promote meaningful and effective participation and respect for consent by relevant stakeholders in business operations; and To enhance access to remedy to victims of business-related human rights abuses and violations in business operations. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) vi human rights; Empower communities especially vulnerable persons to claim their rights; Promoting compliance with human rights observance and Promoting FPIC for communities in all business operations; and Improve access to legal services to communities affected by business-related human rights violations and abuses.