Business and Human Rights

Other Submissions, References, and Links
Some of the material below is either provided by the ICC Working Group on Business and Human Rights or on the recommendation of A-Status national human rights institutions.



EU Procurement

The ICC's European Group of NHRIs delivered a submission in response to the European Commission’s Green Paper on the modernisation of EU public procurement policy, 'Towards a more efficient European Procurement Market.'
The European Group of NHRIs urges EU member states to ensure that public procurement policies are more strongly aligned with their regional and international human rights obligations.
Read the submission here:
ICC Working Group Submission to the UN Secretary General Report on BHR and the UN System 
In February 2012 the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights invited interested parties "to provide input to a report by the UN Secretary-General on how the United Nations system as a whole, including programmes and funds and specialized agencies, can contribute to the advancement of the business and human rights agenda and the dissemination and implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, addressing in particular how capacity-building of all relevant actors to this end can best be addressed within the United Nations system".

The report is mandated by UN Human Rights Council resolution 17/4 and will be presented at the Council's 21st session.
The ICC Working Group on Business and Human Rights presented the enclosed submission:

UN Committee on the Rights of the Child: General Comment on Child Rights and Business

The Committee on the Rights of the Child put out a call for submissions in response to an initial annotated outline it had developed for a General Comment on Child Rights and Business. (See Forthcoming CRC General Comment on Child Rights and Business.) The ICC Working Group on BHR presented two submission:

The European Commission - A guide to human rights for small and medium-sized enterprises The guide in all EU lanaguages, plus in Croatian, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese and Ukrainian is now online here:  There is also a document with 5 case studies, and a video in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish.
For additional standards, resolutions, other reports by the former UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, and tools please refer to
On 4-5 July 2011, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) convened a two-day expert dialogue to reflect on future actions concerning the subject of business and human rights, both within the UN human rights system and beyond.
expand Title : Fact Sheet: Children's Rights and Business ‎(1)

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