Business and Human Rights in Conflict-affected Regions: Challenges and Options Towards State Responses
This report outlines a range of policy options that home, host and neighboring states have, or could develop, to prevent and deter corporate-related human rights abuses in conflict contexts. It was developed under the mandate of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Business and Human Rights (SRSG), Professor John Ruggie. The recommendations address situations in which businesses are willing to cooperate with states in addressing human rights risks and adverse impacts, as well as those situations in which business enterprises are uncooperative. The recommendations are based on extensive research as well as three workshops involving representatives of both home and host states. The report was an addendum to the SRSG's final report to the UN Human Rights Council (containing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights).