New Background Paper: Why Conflict Sensitivity Matters for Business and Human Rights (International Alert)
International Alert’s new background paper ‘Why Conflict Sensitivity Matters for Business and Human Rights’ highlights how the principles of conflict sensitivity can enhance and provide additional considerations for companies conducting human rights due diligence in complex environments. The background paper identifies four key elements necessary for heightened due diligence in conflict-affected settings: 1) how investment choices are made, 2) how impacts are identified and accessed, 3) how to engage with stakeholders, and 4) how to enhance positive impacts on human rights. The paper will be followed by practical guidance on how to conduct human rights due diligence in conflict-affected settings – to be published by International Alert at the end of the year. For more information and to access the background paper, please click here.