Ruggie on Business and Human Rights, what's in it for Civil Society?

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  • 1. Fair Economic2 main interventions Development cooperation with the private sector Justice with local Human Rights Organisations since 1964 Fair Economic Development with Companies since 2005
  • 2. Fair Economicseparate and combined interventions Development cooperation with the private sector Justice & Fair Economic Developmentsince the attention for the UN Guiding Principleson Business and Human Rights (Ruggie) and theupdated OECD guidelines>> there is more space for dialogue withcompanies about human rights issues
  • 3. Fair EconomicUN Guiding Principles on Business and HumanRights (Ruggie) Development cooperation with the private sector1. State Duty to Protect Human Rights2. Corporate Responsibility to Respect3. Need for Access to effective Remedieshttp://www.business-humanrights.org/SpecialRepPortal/Home/Protect-Respect-Remedy-Framework/GuidingPrinciples
  • 4. updated OECD guidelines Fair Economichttp://www.oecd.org/document/18/0,3343,en_2649_34889_2397532_1_1_1_1,00.html Development cooperation with the private sector REMEDY NCP: National Contact Point - Should be active in all OECD countries - Is active in the UK and NL
  • 5. Main issues to address Economic Fairat the beginning of the Supply Chain Development cooperation with the private sectorIndigenous People Conflict Affected Areas Right to Land Gender Equality Gender Equality Access to natural resources
  • 6. StatesCSO Companies LINK Communities MISSING
  • 7. what can we (or our partners)do? Fair Economic Development cooperation with the private sector Stakeholder involvement: Conflict transformation at the root cause Due Dilligence:
  • 8. Due Diligence Fair Economic1. HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY > Development PREVIOUS CONSULT cooperation with the private sector AWARE2. IMPACT ASSESMENT > INDEPTH COUNTRY OR COMMODITY STUDY PREVENT3. INTEGRATION > CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN4. TRACKING PERFORMANCE > COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT5. COMMUNICATION > FACT FINDING MITIGATE6. GRIEVANCE MECHANISM > LOCAL CSO PARTNERS
  • 9. Activities: Fair Economicpast Development12 june 2012 – conference Business andprivate sector cooperation with theHuman Rights : 140 participantsLink naar Marinus VerweijICCO Chairman of the boardhttp://youtu.be/8TakVdpdp2EupcomingHandbook and classroom training withSocial Accountability International: NL/Brazil/India (and more)partner in Brazil on workingwith companies and Human Rights