Sunday, April 07, 2019

Participate!! OHCHR Accountability and Remedy Project III Questionnaires

The Human Rights Council adopted resolution 38/13 by consensus in July 2018.  The Resolution welcomed the work of OHCHR to improve accountability and access to remedy for victims of business-related human rights abuse. The Resolution also requested OHCHR to continue its work in this area and enter a third phase of the Accountability and Remedy Project (ARP III) (generally HERE), specifically:
“to identify and analyse challenges, opportunities, best practices and lessons learned with regard to non-state-based grievance mechanisms that are relevant for the respect by business enterprises for human rights, . . . and to submit a report thereon to be considered by the Human Rights Council at the 44th session.” (OP 9) (ARP III Project Website)
In November 2018, OHCHR posted an Open Process Questionnaire (available in English, French, and Spanish), which may be completed by anyone who has knowledge of and/or experience with non-State-based grievance mechanisms. 

In February 2019, OHCHR released questionnaires targeted to different stakeholders.  The deadline for responses is 30 April 2019. These may be accessed here:

These complement our open process questionnaire, which is open for response by anyone who has knowledge of and/or experience with non-State-based grievance mechanisms. All of these questionnaires will be available until 30 April 2019 and are on our ARP III website.

Images from the Open Process Questionnaire follows below.  You are encouraged to participate, whatever status or position you or the entity you are in a position to represent occupy.

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