[PDF] Human Rights Impact Assessments: A tool towards better business accountability

Author: Sandra Roling & Thomas Koenen, CSR Europe, Published on: 1 June 2010

CSR Europe is happy to present its study on Human Rights Impact Assessments. Impact Assessment instruments are emerging as innovative tools by which companies can systematically analyze and manage the human rights implications of their activities. Both human rights organizations and the business community promote this concept as a way to induce company learning and operationalise human rights in companies. As the instrument matures, it can significantly contribute to a workable conceptualization of business responsibilities for human rights.This report aims to...[p]rovide an overview of the state of affairs of Human Rights Impact Assessment instruments and methodologies...[and to e]xplore how the development of Human Rights Impact Assessments might be taken further.

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