International Corporate Accountability Roundtable

Helping create and benchmark National Action Plans

National Action Plans on business and human rights are government led policy documents that spell out priorities and future commitments in relation to implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and other business and human rights frameworks.

The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (“Guiding Principles”), which were unanimously endorsed by the U.N. Human Rights Council in June 2011, affirm that business enterprises have a responsibility respect human rights, and that States have a duty to ensure that they do so. Following the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the UN Human Rights Council called on all Member States to draft NAPs.

We work to create and implement broad and strategic guidance in relation to the process, content, and follow-up of NAPs on business and human rights.

This work ranges from close collaboration with local civil society actors to strategic advisement of government actors in countries working towards the creation of a NAP on business and human rights, creating thematic guidance for NAP processes, and assessing existing NAPs.

Our Publications on National Action Plans