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China: Practical guidance discusses ways for investors to identify and mitigate human rights risks in northwest region

“Human Rights Risks in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region - Practical Guidance for Investors”, 3 Aug 2020

… "Human Rights Risks in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region - Practical Guidance for Investors" informs investors of the salient risks to people associated with the business activities of their portfolio companies in or connected with the Uyghur Region. It provides practical guidance to investors on how to engage with its portfolio companies, as well as other stakeholders, to identify, prevent and mitigate those risks, as they may arise at different stages of the business process or the product lifecycle.

This Guidance discusses:

Human Rights Due Diligence and the challenges of applying commonly
used methods of human rights due diligence to business activities in or connected with the Uyghur Region…  

Assessing Exposure and Engaging with Portfolio Companies during investment decision-making processes and throughout the investment lifecycle for salient human rights risks…

Guiding questions for investors to address with portfolio companies in order to evaluate efforts to conduct human rights due diligence and to address and manage actual or potential human rights risks in their operations and value chains, connected to the Uyghur Region. 

Collaborative action with other investors, civil society stakeholders, international organizations, and policymakers as likely the most effective way to amplify investor leverage to encourage companies to take action to address human rights harms and to achieve more impactful outcomes due to the systemic nature of the human rights violations in the Uyghur Region and the perpetration of abuses by Chinese authorities. 

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