06/06/2015 - ICC
statement at the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group for the elaboration of
an International Legally Binding Instrument on Transnational Corporations and
other Business Enterprises with respect to human rights
ICC Statement at the 1st Session of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group for the elaboration of an International Legally Binding Instrument on Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises with respect to human rights (IGWG on TNC).
All the information on the first session of the IGWG on TNC can be found at the ohchr webpage
and the discussions can be followed online at the UN web TV
03/07/2015 - Conference on Legal Accountability of Business for Human Rights Impacts
On 14th and 15th March 2015, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) and the International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (ICC) held a conference for National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) on “Legal accountability of business for human rights impacts”. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the current and future use of the UN Guiding Principles (UNGPs) on Business and Human Rights and the new initiative towards the elaboration of a binding international instrument to ensure greater legal accountability of business for human rights impacts.
11/11/2014 - ICC Communiqué to the G20 Leaders' Summit
The International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (ICC) has made a statement to the G20 ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit on 15-16 November 2014, highlighting the importance of human rights standards being part of the economic agenda.
Representing the world’s largest and leading economies, G20 actions and decisions have significant impacts on the realization and enjoyment of human rights across the world. The 2014 G20 Leaders’ Summit therefore provides an important opportunity for global leaders to agree to practical actions that have a positive impact not just on economic growth but on the promotion and protection of human rights.
The ICC welcomes the G20’s two key themes under the Australian Presidency and believes there are opportunities to strengthen their positive impact and generate systemic change by implementing an agenda that takes into consideration the human rights of all.
The communiqué has now been sent to the G20 Taskforce and also the relevant Ministers and officials in the Australian delegation, as well as other stakeholders.
G20 Leaders will meet this weekend in Brisbane, Australia.
Read it here G20 Summit Communique_2014.FINAL.docx
14/02/2013 - Corporate respect for human rights: sustainability's new black? Article
07/11/2012 - Guidelines for multinational enterprises -OECD and National Human Rights Institutions join forces to promote respect of human rights by multinational companies.
The OECD and the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions (ICC) concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote respect by multinational enterprises of the new human rights chapter of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines) and the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights upon which the Guidelines are based.