Tools & guidance

Below are tools & guidance on how to conduct human rights impact assessments:

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"FAQ on Human Rights Impact Assessment and Legal Advisory Work", Danish Institute for Human Rights and DLA Piper, Nov 2017


"Doing Business with Respect for Human Rights: Assessing impacts", Global Compact Network Netherlands, Oxfam, Shift, Nov 2016


"Human Rights Impact Assessment Guidance and Toolbox", Danish Institute for Human Rights, Feb 2016


“Conducting an Effective Human Rights Impact Assessment: Guidelines, Steps, and Examples”, BSR, 2013


"Human Rights Impact Assessment Toolkit", NomoGaia, Nov 2012 (see also: Summary of toolkit in 6 languages)


"Getting it Right: Human Rights Impact Assessment Guide", Rights & Democracy (tool focuses on community perspectives – examples from FIDH & Oxfam on community-based human rights impact assessments)

More Tools & Guidance

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