Call for input: UN Human Rights Office questionnaire on private/company grievance mechanisms - “Accountability & Remedy Project III”

Deadline: 30 April 2019

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:

  1. Companies: Questions for companies that operate or participate in a private grievance mechanism; and
  2. IOE members:Open process questionnaire. This is open to anyone who has knowledge and/or experience of non-State-based grievance mechanisms.

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.

Useful links:

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)

If you have any questions, please let Peter Hall know: hall(at)

Yours sincerely,

Peter Hall

IOE address

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Geneva, Switzerland

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