Joint Committee on Human Rights

Human Rights and Business inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Report published on 5 April 2017. Government Response published 12 January 2018.

Report published


Government Response


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

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