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Lima Declaration on Human Rights and Business
Author: Fédération internationale des droits de l'Homme (FIDH), Published on: 27 July 2012
FIDH member organizations from Asia, Africa and the Americas meeting in Lima between 9 and 11 July 2012 in an international seminar “Human Rights and Business at Crossroads: Challenges and Perspectives” adopt the Lima Declaration on Human Rights and Business…This Declaration represents an important step…on these issues and formulates specific recommendations to all actors involved including States, businesses, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights and sets out the way forward for FIDH and its member organisations. In particular, signatories call for greater regulation of the activities of multinational companies at the national, regional and international levels and reaffirm their willingness to pursue all means and use all existing provisions, through dialogue or judicial or mobilisation strategies, to ensure corporate-related abuses stop and to guarantee victims’ access to justice and reparation.