New guidance on extractives in National Action Plans on business & human rights

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12 December 2017

Extractives & National Action Plans on business & human rights

Author: ICAR, DPFL

Despite the widely recognized ill-effects of extractive operations on the communities in which they operate, States, development banks, and extractive companies continue to support these projects without due consideration of their potential human rights impacts. In particular, indigenous and tribal peoples are often not consulted regarding potential project licenses that would affect their communities, as required by the internationally recognized right to free, prior, and informed consent...

This report provides guidance on how human rights issues related to the extractive sector can be addressed in NAPs on business and human rights, as well as other similar policies. This guide is intended for use by both States with large amounts of oil, gas, and mineral wealth and extraction (host States) and States where multinational extractive companies are domiciled or registered (home States).

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12 December 2017

Intl. Corporate Accountability Roundtable & Due Process of Law Foundation publish new guidance on extractives & Natl. Action Plans

Author: ICAR, DPFL

The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) and the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF) are pleased to launch a new thematic guidance document on Extractives and National Action Plans (NAPs) on Business and Human Rights...

This report provides guidance on how human rights issues related to the extractive sector can be addressed in NAPs on business and human rights, as well as other similar policies.  It is intended for use by both States with large amounts of oil, gas, mineral, and other natural resource wealth and extraction (host States) and States where multinational extractive companies are domiciled or registered (home States).

The practical tools included in this guidance are designed for use in conjunction with the ICAR-Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) “National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights Toolkit: 2017 Edition.” ...

An overview of the report is also available in Spanish, with the full text of the Extractives and NAPs guide in Spanish expected in January 2018. 

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