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Human rights impact assessments

[Faris Natour, BSR, 27 Sep 2011 Step 2: Assessing your human rights impact (2:58)]

Human rights impact assessment (HRIA) can be defined as a process for identifying, understanding, assessing and addressing the adverse effects of programmes, projects and activities on the human rights enjoyment of workers, communities, consumers or other rights-holders.

The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights set the expectation that businesses should respect human rights by using a process of human rights due diligence. The assessment of human rights impacts is a critical step in this process.

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Introductory materials

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Tools & guidance

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Examples of implementation & uses

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Videos, webinars & other learning resources

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Research & analysis

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