National Action Plans: Evaluating progress and charting next steps in Europe

This parallel session will facilitate experience sharing regarding National Action Plans (NAPs) on Business and Human Rights between government, business and civil society.

At the same time, it will seek to draw out concrete proposals on how to improve the impact of NAPs on the prevention and remedy of business-related human rights abuses. The session also looks at how regional review processes based on NAPs could enhance accountability of governments and businesses, to the standards marked by the UNGPs.

Contributions by:
– Kees van Baar (Human Rights Ambassador, Netherlands);
– Catie Shavin (GBI);
– Jerome Chaplier (ECCJ);
– Pedro Ortun (European Commission);
– Michael Addo (UN Working Group on BHR);
– Stephen Lowe (Foreign & Commonwealth Office UK).

Moderated by: Claire Methven O’Brien (DIHR)

Session organised by: the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Speakers NAP Session

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UNWG_ NAPGuidance

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