Business and Human Rights

Briefing Paper on Business and Human Rights 2020 : BHR Situation of Indigenous Peoples In Asia

The Indigenous Peoples of Asia are high up in the list of targets and victims of human rights violations. Killings, enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrest and detention, intimidation, persecution and violence against Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous women and human rights defenders are increasing, even during this COVID-19 pandemic period. This trend of Indigenous Peoples rights violations is …

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Indigenous peoples’ organisations submit observations on proposed EU corporate due diligence laws that uphold indigenous rights

Indigenous leaders and human rights defenders have contributed to a Compendium of civil society submissions to the current European Union Presidency on steps “Towards EU Mandatory Due Diligence Legislation.” The compilation has been brought together by the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development featuring papers from …

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Preventing business-related human rights abuses: The key to a sustainable future for people and planet

9th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights “Preventing business-related human rights abuses: The key to a sustainable future for people and planet” From the 16th to 18th of November, 2020 Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact’s Statement The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) wishes to express its sincere gratitude to the UN Working Group on Business …

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Indigenous communities in Nepal launch Free, Prior, and Informed Consent protocol for EIB-funded Marsyangdi Corridor transmission line

Press Release: KATHMANDU, 8 October 2020 – Today, Indigenous communities affected by the 220 kV Marsyangdi Corridor transmission line in Nepal call on their government and the European Investment Bank (EIB) to seektheir Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in accordance with a protocol they are releasing detailing the FPIC process. “The Nepal Electricity Authority …

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Nepal: Free, Prior, And Informed Consent Protocol

An Indigenous expert, the FPIC & Rights Forum, NEFIN-Lamjung, and LAHURNIP jointly carried out field work in Dhamil Kuwa and Archalbot in Lamjung among non-Indigenous communities, and in Ghermu in Lamjung and Taal in Manang among Indigenous Peoples from 24 to 29 April 2019. Accountability Counsel, as requested by LAHURNIP, researched and shared FPIC protocols, …

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Mining, the Aluminium Industry, and Indigenous Peoples: Enhancing Corporate Respect for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

There is now increasing global attention on how to change “business as usual” practices of corporations so that they account for environmental sustainability, ensure respect for human rights and contribute to equitable development. Finding ways to ensure that corporations respect and support the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples remains a challenge in securing …

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Business and Human Rights: Indigenous Peoples’ Experiences with Access to Remedy

This book represents an important step towards addressing the issues and challenges which have been observed by the Working Group (UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises) in relation to access to remedy at this nexus between the role of the State, the responsibility of corporations …

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Access to Remedy: Business and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights were endorsed by the Human Rights Council (HRC) in 2011. They consist of three pillars aimed at ensuring compliance with human rights in the context of corporate activities. The first pillar is specifically targeted at States and reaffirms their duty to protect human rights, including those …

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