National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights: A Toolkit for the Development, Implementation, and Review of State Commitments to Business and Human Rights Frameworks
The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) proudly announce the launch of National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights: A Toolkit for the Development, Implementation, and Review of State Commitments to Business and Human Rights Frameworks.
To download the full report, click here.
The “NAPs Toolkit” contained in the report is comprised of 3 main components:
1. The National Baseline Assessment (NBA) Template
The NBA Template helps stakeholders conduct a baseline assessment, enabling a systematic evaluation of a State’s current implementation of business and human rights frameworks that is based on an inclusive and transparent process. To separately download the NBA Template, click here.
2. The National Action Plan (NAP) Guide
The NAP Guide lays out a set of criteria to help design and plan a State’s process to develop its NAP, from beginning to end, as well as the scope, content, and priorities of the NAP. To separately download the NAP Guide, click here.
3. Monitoring and Review of NAPs
This component provides directions for States on how to monitor and report on the effectiveness of their NAPs, through follow-up evaluation and review that involves all stakeholder groups. To separately download the Monitoring and Review of NAPs component, click here.
Among other criteria, the NAPs Toolkit outlines the following 10 Criteria for NAPs on Business and Human Rights. To download the 10 Criteria, see below or click here.
In developing this report, ICAR and DIHR undertook a global program of consultation with approximately 280 representatives of governments, civil society, business, investors, academia, national human rights institutions, and regional and international organizations. Made possible through the support of a wide range of partner organizations, this consultation process aimed to gather views on the role and function of NAPs in advancing the protection of and respect for human rights in the context of business. Participants’ views fed heavily into the approach and content of the Toolkit, and both ICAR and DIHR extend sincere thanks to all those who contributed to the report.
Should you have any questions about the Report or the Project, please contact Sara Blackwell, ICAR’s Legal and Policy Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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