Japan: NGOs urge govt. to base NAP on UNGPs, dialogue with stakeholders

The Civil Society Platform for Japan's National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (BHR-NAP Platform), a coalition of NGOs working on issues related to business and human rights, have submitted recommendations to the Japanese government regarding the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP) currently being prepared. The BHR-NAP Platform urges the government to ensure, inter alia, that the is based fully on the UN Guiding Principles and Japan’s international human rights obligations, and that the process of NAP formulation is fully inclusive of stakeholders, including civil society and communities potentially affected by adverse human rights impacts. 

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19 June 2017

Japan: NGOs urge gov't to base NAP on UNGPs, stakeholder dialogue

Author: Civil Society Platform for Japan's National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (BHR-NAP Platform)

In the 5th Forum on Business and Human Rights in November 2016, Ambassador Shino stated that Japan planned to formulate a NAP. The formulation of a NAP has also been included in as one planned measure in the document Measures to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), published in December 2016. Taking into account its expressly stated willingness to formulate a NAP, we urge the Government of Japan to take following actions: ...  Ensure that the NAP is based on the Guidance on National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights (NAP Guidance). ... Ensure that officials responsible for NAP formulation engage in meaningful dialogues with non-governmental stakeholders. ... Ensure a strong Government commitment to address adverse human rights impacts. ... Take full account of the views of vulnerable or marginalized individuals and groups, based on the principles of non-discrimination and equality ...

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Author: ビジネスと人権 NAP 市民社会プラットフォーム

国内と国外を問わず、ビジネスに関連する人権侵害が広く見られる深刻な状況の中、私たち市民社会のメン バーは、2016 年の G7 伊勢志摩サミットに際しても、日本国政府がすみやかに国別行動計画を策定するべき ことを要請してきましたが、その後、2016 11 月のビジネスと人権フォーラムの場で日本国政府から国別 行動計画を策定する旨の言明がなされ、同年 12 月には、「持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)を達成するための具 体的施策」において、国別行動計画の策定が具体的な施策課題として掲げられました。私たちはこうしたコミ ットメントを評価した上で、現在、国別行動計画の策定プロセスが開始されつつある中、以下のように基本的 な提言を行います…

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