Human rights impact assessments

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1. Tools & guidance

2. Examples of implementation & uses

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1. Tools & guidance

"Doing business with respect for human rights: Assessing impacts", Global Compact Network Netherlands, Oxfam, Shift, Nov 2016

 

"Human rights impact assessment guidance and toolbox", Danish Institute for Human Rights, Feb 2016

 

"How to Conduct an Effective Human Rights Impact Assessment", BSR (Business for Social Responsibility), 19 Mar 2013

 

"Human Rights Compliance Assessment", Danish Institute for Human Rights (see also: Quick Check – condensed version of full tool)

 

"Guide to Corporate Human Rights Impact Assessment Tools", Aim for Human Rights, Jan 2009

 

"Getting it Right: Human Rights Impact Assessment Guide", Rights & Democracy (tool focuses on community perspectives – examples from FIDH & Oxfam on community-based human rights impact assessments)

 

"Human Rights Impact Assessment Toolkit", NomoGaia, Nov 2012 (see also: Summary of toolkit in 6 languages)

 

"Children's Rights in Impact Assessments - A guide for integrating children’s rights into impact assessments and taking action for children", UNICEF, Danish Institute for Human Rights, Dec 2013

 
"Guide to Human Rights Impact Assessment and Management", Intl. Business Leaders Forum, IFC, UN Global Compact, 2010

 

Working paper on human rights impact assessments, Nora Götzmann, Danish Institute for Human Rights, Oct 2014

 

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark to rank top 100 FTSE companies on their human rights performance, Aviva Investors, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Calvert Investments, Vigeo-Eiris, Institute for Human Rights and Business, Nordea Wealth Management, & VBDO, to be launched Mar 2017

For further tools & guidance, see the Resource Centre’s section on impact assessments and our Tools & Guidance Portal.


 2. Examples of implementation & uses

Below are selected examples of human rights impact assessments.  For more examples, see references to human rights impact assessments on our Company Action Platform and Myanmar Foreign Investment Tracking Project.

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