Launch of the Human Rights and Business Country Guide
The Human Rights and Business Country Guide was launched in December 2013 and is hosted by the Danish Institute for Human Rights in collaboration with partners around the world. The Country Guide is currently in a Pilot Phase providing specific business and human rights guidance on 10 countries, expanding to cover 40 countries by 2016. The Country Guide identifies valuable information for governments, companies and civil society organisations dedicated to protect and promote human rights in the context of business. For companies, it provides country-specific guidance to understand and address potential human rights risks and development initiatives. States can use the country information to review and reform policies and legislations to ensure respect for human rights in their own business affairs. Lastly, the Country Guide provides civil society organisation with information to “inform their research, advocacy and capacity building efforts.” Please click on the title/image for the Human Rights and Business Country Guide.