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Tricia Feeney of RAID calls for stronger focus on accountability & grievance mechanisms for victims in interview on UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

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Author: Conectas Direitos Humanos

Para [Tricia] Feeney, diretora executiva da ONG britânica Rights and Accountability in Development...o segundo Fórum da ONU sobre Empresas e Direitos Humanos corre sério risco de apresentar mais do mesmo e frustrar as organizações que ainda apostam em um espaço internacional de diálogo sobre o tema...é preciso que o debate tenha sempre em conta a criação de mecanismos de responsabilização e de reparação às vítimas de violações... A proposta do Equador de pautar os trabalhos pela discussão de um instrumento internacional vinculante para violações de direitos humanos cometidas por empresas...[é] importante na medida em que evidencia a preocupação compartilhada de ONGs e governos sobre a falta de responsabilização das empresas por violações graves de direitos humanos...

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2 December 2013

II UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

Author: Conectas Human Rights

[Tricia] Feeney, the executive director of the UK-based NGO Rights and Accountability in Development...warns that the second Forum on Business and Human Rights of the UN is under a serious risk of being more of the same, frustrating the expectations of organisations that have not turned away from the mission of building an international forum of dialogue on the subject…To Mrs. Feeney, the creation of accountability and grievance mechanisms should always be present in the debate… Ecuador’s proposal for work to begin on an internationally binding instrument for corporate-related human rights violations…is important in so far as it shows that many governments share NGO concerns about the lack of legal accountability for serious corporate-related human rights violations…

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