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[PDF] Statement by the African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA) on the occasion of the first ever African Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights

Author: African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA), Published on: 9 October 2014

'Statement by the African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA) on the occasion of the first ever African Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights', 9 Oct 2014: On the occasion of the African Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights...the African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA) welcomes the first meeting of this kind on the continent...[However] ACCA notes with concern the weak participation by business...domestic and foreign...state-owned enterprises, as well as...our governments. We hope...in...future there will be a stronger presence...and greater interest...in this debate. We...urge the co-hosts to continue to facilitate greater participation of affected communities to share their first-hand experiences...ACCA hopes and recommends that future initiatives...will...[i]nclude the development of concrete, time-bound strategies to address...[the formulation] of national action plans...strategies to address...implementation gaps of existing human rights mechanisms...[and] together with critical stakeholders an African strategy to implement the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...

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