Update on 5th IGWG Session
Dear members and partners,
The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) has issued a “call for input” as part of its third and likely final Accountability and Remedy Project (ARP III). This project is focusing on non-State-based grievance mechanisms, in particular private / company grievance mechanisms.
IOE members and their member companies are encouraged to respond to the relevant questionnaire below. Deadline: Tuesday 30 April:
Background: The IOE has been actively engaged in OHCHR’s “Accountability and Remedy Project” since it began in 2015. The project is focused on implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights, specifically “Pillar 3: access to remedy for victims.” The first two ARP projects (ARP I on “judicial mechanisms” and ARP II on “State-based non-judicial mechanisms”) resulted in recommended actions to States. ARP III focuses even more squarely on business and it will result in recommended actions to States and business.
Benjamin Shea from OHCHR will attend the IOE’s Policy Working Group on Business and Human Rights on Wednesday 20 March (1pm-2.30pm, Room III at the ILO) to explain more about this project. To register for that meeting and/or request dial-in information, please email Elodie Richter: richter(at)ioe-emp.com
If you have any questions, please let Peter Hall know: hall(at)ioe-emp.com
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