UN Working Group calls for inputs on corruption, business & human rights (consultation on 6 Feb; submissions due 21 Feb)

Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights, Published on: 28 January 2020

...Recognizing that State actors and businesses may engage in corrupt activities, in its report to the 44th session of the Human Rights Council (June 2020), the Working Group on Business and Human Rights will seek to clarify how corruption involving the private sector impacts rights holders in terms of corruption being linked to, causing or contributing to human rights abuses. The report will also examine what measures and good practice can be taken by States, business and civil society to address corruption when it does negatively impact human rights in the context of business related activity, with respect to both prevention of negative impacts as well as in providing access to effective remedy...

In the process of preparing its report, the Working Group will consult with all relevant stakeholders. As part of this process an open multi-stakeholder consultation will be convened on 6 February 2020, 15:00-17:30, in room XXI at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. Interpretation will be provided in English, French and Spanish. The consultation will build on discussions held during the 2019 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights.

Interested stakeholders can register to participate via https://indico.un.org/event/20154/

To participate remotely: via Webex (information will follow in the Working Group’s webpage) or via listen-in number (dial +41 22 917 0901 and follow the voice prompt, indicating the room number, “21”).

The Working Group provides below questions to guide the discussion during the multistakeholder consultation on 6 February 2020.

In addition it requests written inputs from all stakeholders to inform the drafting of the report to the Human Rights Council by 21 February 2020. Please email all responses to [email protected]. (Please indicate “CALL FOR INPUT – Connecting the BHR and anti-corruption” in the subject line.)

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