Joint Committee on Human Rights

Human Rights and Business inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Report published. Awaiting Government Response.

Due to the general election on 8 June 2017 the Committee has now closed this inquiry, Government responses to committee reports may be published in the next Parliament.

Scope of the inquiry

Joint Committee report


The inquiry looks in particular at:

  • What steps the Government takes to monitor compliance with the UN Guiding Principles
  • How far the Government is able to enforce the UN Guiding Principles
  • Whether, and if so what, progress British business has made in carrying out its responsibility to respect human rights
  • Whether victims of human rights abuse involving business enterprises within UK jurisdiction have access to effective remedy
Terms of reference: Human Rights and Business

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