Briefing on National Action Plans (NAPs) Project Dialogues

From August 2013 to April 2014, the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) convened a series of 6 dialogues with over 240 experts and practitioners across stakeholder groups and world regions to gather inputs and recommendations in relation to the ICAR - DIHR National Action Plans (NAPs) Project. The NAPs Project is aimed at developing a Toolkit to support national implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), including through the development of national baseline studies, NAPs, and follow-up mechanisms that aim to give practical effect to the UNGPs.

You can download the briefing by clicking here: NAPs Project - Dialogues Briefing

Summary reports that provide synopses of the key perspectives shared during each of the Dialogues can be found on the NAP’s Project webpage, hosted by the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre: http://www.business-humanrights.org/Documents/icar-dihr-naps-project.

Dialogue participants’ responses will be reflected in the development of the NAPs Project Toolkit and Final Report, scheduled for release in June 2014. The NAPs Project Team extends its thanks to all Dialogue participants for their time and for sharing their insights and experiences.

For more information on the NAPs Project, contact Sara Blackwell, ICAR’s Legal and Policy Associate, at sara@accountabilityroundtable.org.