OECD and National Human Rights Institutions join forces to promote respect of human rights by multinational companies

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7 November 2012

OECD and National Human Rights Institutions join forces to promote respect of human rights by multinational companies

Author: OECD

The OECD and the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions (ICC) concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote respect by multinational enterprises of the new human rights chapter of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines) and the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights upon which the Guidelines are based.

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7 November 2012

[PDF] Memorandum of understanding between the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Association International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions (ICC)

Author: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Association International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions (ICC)

As recognized by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights, NHRIs hold expertise on human rights issues, particularly at national level, and can offer relevant advice to both governments and businesses on human rights due diligence requirements in particular contexts. The OECD and ICC undertake to maintain regular dialogue and information sharing in this regard.

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Author: L’Organisation de Coopération et de Développement Économiques (OCDE), Le Comité International de Coordination des Institutions Nationales des Droits de l'Homme (CIC)

Expertise en matière de droits de l’homme et diligence raisonnable. Comme le reconnaissent les Principes directeurs des Nations unies relatifs aux entreprises et aux droits de l’homme, les INDH [Institutions nationales des droits de l'homme] possèdent une expertise sur des questions relatives aux droits de l’homme, surtout au niveau national, et peuvent prodiguer des conseils éclairés aux pouvoirs publics comme aux entreprises sur les obligations de diligence raisonnable en la matière dans des contextes spécifiques. L’OCDE [L'Organisartion de Coopération et de Dévelopment Économiques] et le CIC s’ [ le Comité International de Coordination des Institutions Nationales des Droits de l'Homme] engagent à mener un dialogue régulier et à partager l’information à cet égard.

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