Joint Committee on Human Rights

Human Rights and Business inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Oral evidence ongoing.

Scope of the inquiry

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

Latest evidence

  • 08 Feb 2017 - Human Rights and Business - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF246 KB) Published 14 Feb 2017

    Evidence given by Margot James MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Chris Carr, Deputy Director Corporate Frameworks and Accountability, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and Sarah Newton MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office; Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE, Minister for the Commonwealth and the UN, Rob Fenn, Head of Human Rights and Democracy Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Rt Hon Sir Oliver Heald QC MP, Minister of State for Courts and Justice, and Rob Linham OBE, Acting Deputy Director, Human Rights and Devolution Policy, Ministry of Justice (at 4.00pm).

  • 01 Feb 2017 - Human Rights and Business - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF198 KB) Published 03 Feb 2017

    Evidence given by David Isaac, Chair, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Margaret Beels, Chair, Gangmasters Licensing Authority, and Karen Jochelson, Director, Economy and Employment programme, Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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There are currently no public meetings scheduled.

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