Business and Human Rights

  
The 2010 Edinburgh Declaration (10th  Biennial Conference of the ICC)
 
 
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, addresses ICC 10th Biennial Conference on Human Rights and Business, Edinburgh, Scotland, October 2010.
Pictured: Navi Pllay, SRSG John Ruggie, Jonas Christoffersen, Director DIHR, Claire Methven O'Brien, DIHR Chair ICC Working Group Coordinator.
 
In October 2010, the ICC held its 10th Biennial Conference on "Business and Human Rights: What role for NHRIs?" in Edinburgh, Scotland. The ICC's Edinburgh Declaration, sets out NHRIs collective commitment to engage proactively with corporate human rights responsibility and abuses, including with reference to the new UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
 
NHRI delegates from over 80 countries, as well as representatives of government, labour, civil society and business met to discuss wide-ranging business and human rights issues and in particular to focus on the role and mandate of national human rights institutions in improving compliance with human rights in the corporate sector.
 
Key-note speakers included Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, John Ruggie, and Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland.
 
Break-out workshops were held on the topics of child labour, forced labour and human trafficking, environment-related human rights abuses, and privatisation and public procurement.
 
NHRIs contributed working papers on a range of business and human rights topics.
 
Participating NHRIs adopted the Edinburgh Declaration.
 
The Conference was hosted by the Scottish Human Rights Commission, in cooperation the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (ICC) and the Scottish Parliament.

 

Key documents

Conference Programme

Conference_Program_ENG.pdfConference_Program_ENG.pdf

Conference_Program_FR.pdfConference_Program_FR.pdf 

Conference_Program_ESP.pdfConference_Program_ESP.pdf

Concept Note

Concept_Note__ENG.pdfConcept_Note__ENG.pdf
Concept_Note__FR.pdfConcept_Note__FR.pdf 
Concept_Note__ESP.pdfConcept_Note__ESP.pdf

Conference Rules

Conference_Rules_ENG.pdfConference_Rules_ENG.pdf

Thematic Papers

Human Trafficking

ICC_Conf_Trafficking_ENG.pdfICC_Conf_Trafficking_ENG.pdf 

ICC_Conf_Trafficking_FR.pdfICC_Conf_Trafficking_FR.pdf 

ICC_Conf_Trafficking_ESP.pdfICC_Conf_Trafficking_ESP.pdf

Child Labour and Young Workers

ICC_Child_Labour_ENG.pdfICC_Child_Labour_ENG.pdf 

ICC_Child_Labour_FR.pdfICC_Child_Labour_FR.pdf

ICC_Child_Labour_ESP.pdfICC_Child_Labour_ESP.pdf

Safe and Healthy Environment

ICC_Environment_ENG.pdfICC_Environment_ENG.pdf 

ICC_Environment_FR.pdfICC_Environment_FR.pdf 

ICC_Environment_ESP.pdfICC_Environment_ESP.pdf

Privatisation and Public Procurement

ICC_Procurement_ENG.pdfICC_Procurement_ENG.pdf 

ICC_Procurement_FR.pdfICC_Procurement_FR.pdf 

ICC_Procurement_ESP.pdfICC_Procurement_ESP.pdf

ICC Working Group Side Event Report: Revising the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

ICC_Side_Event_ENG.pdfICC_Side_Event_ENG.pdf 

ICC_Side_Event_FR.pdfICC_Side_Event_FR.pdf 

ICC_Side_Event_ESP.pdfICC_Side_Event_ESP.pdf

Report of Side Event: Monitoring States’ Obligation to Fulfill Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Methodologies for National Institutions

Report_Side_Event_ENG.pdfReport_Side_Event_ENG.pdf 

Report_Side_Event_FR.pdfReport_Side_Event_FR.pdf

Statement from the NGO Forum: Building a Strategic Partnership between NGOs and NHRIs on Business and Human Rights

Statement_NGO_Forum_ENG.pdfStatement_NGO_Forum_ENG.pdf 

Statement_NGO_Forum_FR.pdfStatement_NGO_Forum_FR.pdf

Speeches

Statement by Navy Pillay

NaviPillay_ENG.pdfNaviPillay_ENG.pdf

Participant Contributions

Australian Human Rights Commission: NHRIs and the Corporate Responsibility to Respect

NHRIs_ResponsibilityToRespect_ENG.pdfNHRIs_ResponsibilityToRespect_ENG.pdf

 

NHRIs_ResponsibilityToRespect_ESP.pdfNHRIs_ResponsibilityToRespect_ESP.pdf

Uganda Human Rights Commission: Access to Remedy for Corporate Human Rights Abuses

Uganda_AccessToRemedy_ENG.pdfUganda_AccessToRemedy_ENG.pdf 

Uganda_AccessToRemedy_FR.pdfUganda_AccessToRemedy_FR.pdf 

Uganda_AccessToRemedy_ESP.pdfUganda_AccessToRemedy_ESP.pdf

UK Equality and Human Rights Commission: The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights

UK_ResponsibilityToRespect_ENG.pdfUK_ResponsibilityToRespect_ENG.pdf 

UK_ResponsibilityToRespect_FR.pdfUK_ResponsibilityToRespect_FR.pdf 

UK_ResponsibilityToRespect_ESP.pdfUK_ResponsibilityToRespect_ESP.pdf

Danish Institute for Human Rights: Doing Business in High-Risk Human Rights Environments

Highrisk_Environments_ENG.pdfHighrisk_Environments_ENG.pdf 

Highrisk_Environments_FR.pdfHighrisk_Environments_FR.pdf 

Highrisk_Environments_ESP.pdfHighrisk_Environments_ESP.pdf

​Cameroon National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms: Promoting and Protecting Human Rights in the Corporate Sphere

Cameroon_PromotingAndProtecting_ENG.pdfCameroon_PromotingAndProtecting_ENG.pdf 

Cameroon_PromotingAndProtecting_FR.pdfCameroon_PromotingAndProtecting_FR.pdf 

Cameroon_PromotingAndProtecting_ESP.pdfCameroon_PromotingAndProtecting_ESP.pdf

The National Human Rights Commission of Korea: New Challenges and New Chances for NHRIs: Introduction of NHRCK's Activities in the Area of Business and Human Rights and the Prospects of Future Initiative

Korea_NewChallenges_ENG.pdfKorea_NewChallenges_ENG.pdf 

Korea_NewChallenges_FR.pdfKorea_NewChallenges_FR.pdf 

Korea_NewChallenges_ESP.pdfKorea_NewChallenges_ESP.pdf

The Edinburgh Decleration

Edinburgh_Declaration_ENG.pdfEdinburgh_Declaration_ENG.pdf 

Edinburgh_Declaration_FR.pdfEdinburgh_Declaration_FR.pdf 

Edinburgh_Declaration_ESP.pdfEdinburgh_Declaration_ESP.pdf

Drafting Committee the Edinburgh Decleration

Drafting_Committee_ENG.pdfDrafting_Committee_ENG.pdf 

Drafting_Committee_FR.pdfDrafting_Committee_FR.pdf

 

At the 24th annual meeting of the ICC a session was held on follow up to Edinburgh Declaration.

 

May 2011

Summary of Participant Comments at the ICC 24th Annual Meeting: Session on Follow Up to Edinburgh Declara​tion

FollowUp_Edinburgh_ENG.pdfFollowUp_Edinburgh_ENG.pdf 

FollowUp_Edinburgh_FR.pdfFollowUp_Edinburgh_FR.pdf 

FollowUp_Edinburg_ESP.pdfFollowUp_Edinburg_ESP.pdf

May 2011

National Human Rights Commission of Korea: Business and Human Rights - Follow-up to the Edinburgh Decleration

ENG