On 10 Nov 2022, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) contributed to the UN Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, which brought together governments, civil society, trade unions, academia and companies from across the region.
During Session III – Heightened Human Rights Due Diligence (hHRDD): unpacking the responsibilities of businesses in conflict-affected contexts, the ICRC shared the stage with other experts from UNDP, EU Parliament, the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Ukraine). The panel addressed key challenges for implementing the UNGPs and advancing the business and human rights agenda, with a focus on the Ukraine conflict and other crises in the region.
The ICRC shared good practices and latest tools to reinforce responsible security management in conflict-affected and high-risk areas. Key insights included: