Examples of implementation & uses

Below are examples of human rights impact assessments under the following categories:

i. Project-level assessments

ii. Group-level assessments

iii. Sector-wide assessments

iv. Community-led assessments

v. Trade & investment assessments

 

(Credit: Rights & Democracy / FIDH & Oxfam)

i. Project-level assessments

“Nigeria: Human Rights Impact Assessment”, Arla, 2015

 

“Senegal: Human Rights Impact Assessment”, Arla, 2015

 

“Philippines: Human Rights Impact Assessment of the Tampakan Copper-Gold Project, Mindanao”, Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), Misereor, Fastenopfer, Bread for All, 2013

 

“Canada: Human Rights and the Mary River Project”, Zacharias Kunuk, Lloyd Lipsett, Jul 2012

 

“Uganda: Tullow Oil Human Rights Risk Assessment”, NomoGaia, 2012

 

“Guatemala: Human Rights Assessment of Goldcorp’s Marlin Mine”, The Steering Committee for the Human Rights Impact Assessment of the Marlin Mine, May 2010

More examples of project-level assessments

ii. Group-level assessments

"Finnish pulp & paper firm Stora Enso publishes group-wide human rights impact assessments", Stora Enso, 2015

 

"Nestlé publishes report on outcomes & challenges of human rights impact assessments in 7 countries", Nestlé, 2014

iii. Sector-wide assessments

“Colombia: Sector-Wide Mining Impact Assessment”, The Regional Centre for Responsible Business in Colombia (CREER), Jun 2016 (available in Spanish only)

 

“Myanmar Mining Sector Wide Impact Assessment on Limestone, Gold and Tin – Draft for Consultation”, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business, Institute for Human Rights and Business and Danish Institute for Human Rights, Oct 2016

 

“Myanmar Tourism Sector Wide Impact Assessment”, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business, Institute for Human Rights and Business and Danish Institute for Human Rights, Feb 2015

 

“Myanmar ICT Sector-Wide Impact Assessment”, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business, Institute for Human Rights and Business and Danish Institute for Human Rights, Sep 2014

 

“Myanmar Oil & Gas Sector Wide Impact Assessment”, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business, Institute for Human Rights and Business and Danish Institute for Human Rights, Sep 2014

iv. Community-led assessments

“Community voice in human rights impact assessments”, Oxfam America, 2015

 

“Community-based human rights impact assessments: Practical lessons. Report from an international meeting”, Oxfam America, Rights & Democracy, 2010

 

“Human Rights Impact Assessments for Foreign Investment Projects: Learning from community experiences in the Philippines, Tibet, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Argentina, and Peru”, Rights & Democracy, 2007

Case studies of community-led assessments

v. Trade & investment assessments

“Guiding principles on human rights impact assessments of trade and investment agreements”, Oliver De Schutter, UN Human Rights Council, 2011

 

“Owning Seeds, Accessing Food - A Human Rights Impact Assessment Of Upov 1991 Based On Case Studies In Kenya, Peru And The Philippines”, The Berne Declaration, 2014

 

“The Future of Human Rights Impact Assessments of Trade Agreements”, Simon Walker, 2009

 

“Conducting A Human Rights Impact Assessment Of The Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement: Key Issues”, CCIC Americas Policy Group, Feb 2009