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Human Rights and Business inquiry

Inquiry

Government Response

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

Reports, special reports and government responses

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6th Report - Human Rights and Business 2017: Promoting responsibility and ensuring accountability
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HC 443 / HL Paper 153
Report
Response to this report
1st Special Report - Human Rights and Business 2017: Promoting responsibility and ensuring accountability: Government Response to the Committee’s Sixth Report of Session 2016–17
Special Report
1st Special Report - Human Rights and Business 2017: Promoting responsibility and ensuring accountability: Government Response to the Committee’s Sixth Report of Session 2016–17
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Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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19 October 2016
Inquiry Human Rights and Business inquiry
Witnesses Shanta Martin and Richard Meeran, Leigh Day, Sue Willman, Deighton Pierce Glynn, and Ingrid Gubbay, Hausfeld LLP.
Oral Evidence
8 February 2017
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Witnesses 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).
Oral Evidence
1 February 2017
Inquiry Human Rights and Business inquiry
Witnesses 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.
Oral Evidence
Co-op (HRB0059)
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (HRB0058)
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (HRB0044)

Contact us

The Committee is unable to look into individual cases

  • Email: jchr@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 0207 219 2793 (general enquiries) | 020 7219 8430 (media enquiries)
  • Address: Joint Committee on Human Rights, Houses of Parliament. London. SW1A 0AA