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Tanzania releases its national baseliness assessment on business & human rights, a critical step towards developing a NAP

“National Baseline Assessment of Current Implementation of Business and Human Rights Frameworks in the United Republic of Tanzania”

The Human Rights Action Plan (2013-2017) of the Tanzanian Government tasked the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) with developing a National Baseline Study on Business and Human Rights (NBA) and to support the development of a National Action Plan (NAP) on Business and Human Rights.

This NBA is the response to this request, providing a comprehensive account of the status of protection of human rights with regard to business activities in Tanzania. The Baseline examines the steps that the Government has taken to implement the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs or Guiding Principles) – in particular Pillar I: the State duty to protect, and Pillar III: access to remedy. The Baseline outlines the strengths and weaknesses in the Government’s approach to business and human rights and makes recommendations to address any gaps identified…The framework of the Baseline is based on the National Action Plans Toolkit, which was jointly developed by DIHR and the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR).

 

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